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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

refute \re*fute"\ (r[-e]*f[=u]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Refuted; p. pr. & vb. n. Refuting.] [F. r['e]futer, L. refuteare to repel, refute. Cf. Confute, Refuse to deny.] To disprove and overthrow by argument, evidence, or countervailing proof; to prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; as, to refute arguments; to refute testimony; to refute opinions or theories; to refute a disputant. [1913 Webster] There were so many witnesses in these two miracles that it is impossible to refute such multitudes. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Syn: To confute; disprove. See Confute. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "refuting": apologetic, confounding, confutative, confuting, contradictory, contrary, excusatory, excusing, extenuating, extenuative, justificatory, justifying, palliative, refutative, refutatory, rehabilitative, vindicative, vindicatory




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