Meaning of “rebut” in the English Dictionary

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"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 /rɪˈbʌt/ us -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.

(Definition of “rebut” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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