confuteverb [ T ]uk /kənˈfjuːt/ us /kənˈfjuːt/ formal
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- 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.