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"rebut" in British English

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rebutverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈbʌt/ (-tt-) formal
to ​argue that a ​statement or ​claim is not ​true: She has rebutted ​charges that she has been ​involved in any ​financialmalpractice.
(Definition of rebut from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rebut" in American English

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rebutverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈbʌt/ (-tt-) fml
to ​argue that a ​statement or ​claim is not ​true: He ​appeared on TV to rebut the ​charges against him.
(Definition of rebut from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rebut" in Business English

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rebutverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​conclusionsahead of a ​boardvote later this week. A ​leading UK ​supermarket has strenuously rebutted ​allegations that it exerts a ​monopoly over the UK's £124bn ​grocerymarket. 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 ​redtape.
(Definition of rebut from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rebut”
in Chinese (Simplified) 反驳, 驳斥, 驳回…
in Chinese (Traditional) 反駁, 駁斥, 駁回…
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