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English definition of “rebut”
/rɪˈbʌt/ verb [T] (-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.