Negate and Refute


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Negate verb – To declare not to be true.
Usage example: this evidence negates his claim that he was not at the scene of the crime

Refute is a synonym for negate in deny topic. In some cases you can use "Refute" instead a verb "Negate", when it comes to topics like contradict, reject, void, nullify. popular alternative
Nearby Words: negative, negation, negating, negatory, negator
Synonyms for Negate


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Refute verb – To declare not to be true.
Usage example: while he was publicly refuting rumors of a merger, behind the scenes the CEO was working to effect that very outcome

Negate is a synonym for refute in deny topic. You can use "Negate" instead a verb "Refute", if it concerns topics such as reject, void, nullify, discredit. popular alternative
Nearby Words: refutation, refutable, refuting
Synonyms for Refute

Common collocations

power negate power refute power
existence negate existence refute existence
charges negate charges refute charges
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