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to prove or show to be false

Synonyms for refute

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

prove to be false or incorrect

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The CMEV observes that it is important that Rajapaksa who aspires to be the seventh executive President of Sri Lanka to refute these allegations and co-operate fully with all investigations.
"Chelsea FC categorically refutes the findings of the Fifa disciplinary committee and will therefore be appealing the decision," said a statement on the club's website."Chelsea FC categorically refutes the findings of the Fifa disciplinary committee and will therefore be appealing the decision," said a statement on the club's website.
To rebut is to attempt to refute. Or to "dispute" it.
Summary: The head of an association representing Lebanese prisoners in Syria urged the government Wednesday to refute the Syrian ambassador's claims that there are no Lebanese prisoners in Syria.
Most classes of medications that are used to treat painful diabetic neuropathy include drugs that have at best a moderate level of evidence to support their effectiveness or have insufficient evidence to support or refute their use, according to a new guideline.
The False Promise of Green Energy considers the claims green energy proponents make about its potentials, from economic changes to environmental impact, and refute many common beliefs.
Giving evidence in his own defence yesterday, Lewis said: "I absolutely refute that.
One horn of the dilemma is the putative norm of refute-or-accept: if you cannot refute an argument, you ought to accept its conclusion.
Paul parallels baptism and the Lord's Supper with the experience of Exodus and then lifts up the stiff-necked ways that Israel responded in a way that allows the story to refute their behavior.
I put a position, rebut it, refute it, refute the rebuttal, and rebut the refutation"
Not known to hold his tongue, Lee lets it all hang out here, and Aftab has done a marvelous job of rounding up witnesses to refute and support the impressions of the outspoken director.
The ocean venting proposed by Lee Kump's group at Pennsylvania State University doesn't refute that major volcanic eruptions contributed to the Permian extinction.
Here again the words of the Council refute the accusation.
It seems to me that those who support this war should demand that either the Coalition starts counting the civilians they kill or carry out an equally in-depth scientific study to refute the university's findings.