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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·fute /rɪˈfjut/
 (vt.)駁倒,反駁

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 re·fute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Refuted; p. pr. & vb. n. Refuting.]  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.
    There were so many witnesses in these two miracles that it is impossible to refute such multitudes.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- To confute; disprove. See Confute.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 refute
      v 1: overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker
           refuted his opponent's arguments" [syn: rebut]
      2: prove to be false or incorrect [syn: rebut, controvert]