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rebut

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈbʌt/ (-tt-)
to say firmly and directly, or prove, that something is not true: A lawyer for the bank's CEO said he had been given too little time to rebut the report's conclusions ahead of a board vote later this week. A leading UK supermarket has strenuously rebutted allegations that it exerts a monopoly over the UK's £124bn grocery market. Economists at the World Bank are rebutting claims that globalization hurts the poor. The Government is attempting to rebut continuing criticism about the weight of red tape.
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