Meaning of “refute” in the English Dictionary

"refute" in British English

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refuteverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈfjuːt/ us /rɪˈfjuːt/ formal

to say or prove that a person, statement, opinion, etc. is wrong or false:

refutation
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌref.juˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌref.jəˈteɪ.ʃən/

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

"refute" in American English

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refuteverb [ T ]

us /rɪˈfjut/

to prove a statement, opinion, or belief to be wrong or false:

Are you refuting the evidence?

(Definition of “refute” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)