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Synonyms for rebuttal

the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument

(law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder

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Merkel went out of her way to rebutt such accusations, telling the Bundestag it was "misleading" to suggest Germans were trying to dominate Europe.
The Pakistan Cricket Board considers it appropriate to rebutt reports in certain media suggesting that resignation of Waqar Younis is due to some differences with PCB officials or selection committee," the press release said.
I do not normally write to local papers but have to rebutt the assertion by Councillor Hazel Noonan that "We are aware that a few people missed the information regarding the changes.
As a supporter of Albion for nearly 60 years, I was so disturbed and appalled by the accusations that I sent a copy of the paper to the club suggesting they should rebutt them if incorrect or, if not, then a very serious inquest should take place.
A spokesman for Mersey Docks said: "We rebutt any suggestion of collusion.