Confute and Rebut


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Confute verb – To prove to be false.
Usage example: theories which will eventually be confirmed or confuted by experience

Rebut is a synonym for confute in disprove topic. In some cases you can use "Rebut" instead a verb "Confute", when it comes to topics like affirm, refute. popular alternative
Nearby Words: confutation, confuting
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Rebut verb – To prove to be false.
Usage example: Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe effectively rebutted any lingering notions that the earth is flat

Confute is a synonym for rebut in disprove topic. You can use "Confute" instead a verb "Rebut", if it concerns topics such as affirm, refute, controvert, prove wrong. rare substitute
Nearby Words: rebuttal, rebutted, rebutting, rebutter
Synonyms for Rebut
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