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.
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]