Meaning of “confute” in the English Dictionary

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"confute" in English

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confuteverb [ T ]

uk /kənˈfjuːt/ us /kənˈfjuːt/ formal

Examples from literature

  • How can the latter supposition be confuted? 
  • Neither anticipation was unreasonable, but the one was justified whilst the other was confuted by events. 
  • She considers in order the various claims to predominance which men have put forward, and confutes them one by one. 
  • The face which he puts upon it shall either confirm your suspicions or entirely confute them. 
  • There is no need to confute the theory, which confutes itself. 

(Definition of “confute” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)