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to prove or show to be false

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The OED's first entry for confute is "to be wrong; to overcome silence in argument," but it has another meaning as well: "to silence (in a physical way).
Paul is not in the position to confute the assumption that emotional pain is a substantially unacceptable affect under an ethical point of view, as it was felt in the society in which he carried out his pastoral mission, but explains that the expression of one's own pain was to be deemed acceptable in light of a conversion aim.
interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan are discussed as a starting point for increased Iranian support for Shias throughout the Middle East and to confute the common argument that Shias are more sympathetic to Iran than to their home countries.
I don't want to confute your views, but everyone has his or her opinion.
Sir, the Right Honourable Gentleman [the Solicitor General] will easily confute me if I am wrong, but I shall quote divine authority to this House to show that the greatest, the wisest, and the happiest nation upon the earth, admitted slavery; for in the 25th Chapter of Leviticus, and in the 44th and 46th verses, it is thus recorded:
Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahhar said on April 4 that "Hamas will be ready to participate in elections after an agreement is reached to confute the allegation that Islamists partake in elections only once.
One argument that may confute our hypothesis is that firms restrain their borrowing but use equity issues to invest.
Retired Nursing Assistant of Army Medical Corps, Attiq ur Rehman of Nathia Gali talking to the media persons said that senior doctors and child specialists confute to treat his daughter, Alishba, who is trapped by inexplicable disease.
Retired Nursing Assistant of Army Medical Corps, Attiqur Rehman of Nathia Gali talking to the media persons said that senior doctors and child specialists confute to treat his daughter, Alishba, who is trapped by inexplicable disease.
Understanding Indian Movies is Patrick Colm Hogan's bid to confute such stereotypes and furnish a template for keener practices of film appreciation.
Later in book 15 Ficino writes: "To confute the many fallacious arguments with which the Averroists obstinately strive to trap the Platonists, we must remember that it is not over and beyond nature for the human soul to be joined with the body; but that it is natural for this eternal soul to be joined to an eternal and heavenly body forever but only for a limited time to the temporal and earthly body" (15.
However, the consensus of the discussions was to confute any such sweeping proposition as the one posited by Rabelais's Friar John; non-use (or contrary use, or even abuse) generally does not, of itself, result in the loss of privilege.
Moreover, say these alarmists, historians don't bother to confute the fictionists and most reviews let them get away with it.
A record of violent engagement creates a kind of Maniehean delirium--in which the tiger has no direct participation but is forced into putative engagement where it continues to confute, confuse, block, equivocate and complicate simply because it refuses to talk back.