1. [syn: disprove, confute]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Disprove \Dis*prove"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disproved; p. pr. &
vb. n. Disproving.] [Pref. dis- + prove: cf. OF.
1. To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.
That false supposition I advanced in order to
disprove it. --Atterbury.
2. To disallow; to disapprove of. [Obs.] --Stirling.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues'
theories" [syn: disprove, confute] [ant: demonstrate,
establish, prove, shew, show]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "disprove":
abjure, assert the contrary, belie, blow sky-high, blow up, break,
confound, confute, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert,
counter, cross, deflate, demolish, deny, destroy, disaffirm,
disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, discredit, disown,
dispute, evert, explode, expose, forswear, gainsay, impugn,
invalidate, join issue upon, negate, negative, not accept,
not admit, nullify, oppose, overthrow, overturn,
prove the contrary, puncture, rebut, recant, refuse to admit,
refute, renounce, repudiate, retract, revoke, shoot, show up,
take back, take issue with, traverse, undercut