Discredit and Refute


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Discredit verb – To think not to be true or real.
Usage example: I discredit the story that the old inn is haunted

Refute is a synonym for discredit in disprove topic. In some cases you can use "Refute" instead a verb "Discredit", when it comes to topics like invalidate, affirm. popular alternative
Nearby Words: discredited, discreditable, discrediting
Synonyms for Discredit


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Refute verb – To prove to be false.
Usage example: the victories of African-American athlete Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics effectively refuted the racial views of the Nazis

Discredit is a synonym for refute in disprove topic. You can use "Discredit" instead a verb "Refute", if it concerns topics such as invalidate, affirm. popular alternative
Nearby Words: refutation, refutable, refuting
Synonyms for Refute

Common collocations

hero discredit hero refute hero
people discredit people refute people
theory discredit theory refute theory
testimony discredit testimony refute testimony
Other nouns: claims.
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