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rebut

verb [T]
 
 
/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 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.
Translations of “rebut”
in Chinese (Traditional) 反駁, 駁斥, 駁回…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反驳, 驳斥, 驳回…
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