Refute and Rebut


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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

Rebut is a synonym for refute in disprove topic. In some cases you can use "Rebut" instead a verb "Refute", when it comes to topics like conflict, affirm, discredit, deny. popular alternative
Nearby Words: refutation, refutable, refuting
Synonyms for Refute


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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

Refute is a synonym for rebut in conflict topic. You can use "Refute" instead a verb "Rebut", if it concerns topics such as affirm, disprove, contradict, confute. popular alternative
Nearby Words: rebuttal, rebutted, rebutting, rebutter
Synonyms for Rebut

Common collocations

statement refute statement rebut statement
testimony refute testimony rebut testimony
arguments refute arguments rebut arguments
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