Verb(1) overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof(2) prove to be false or incorrect
(1) As with all research, evaluations of these hypotheses will not confirm or refute associated theories but may allow refinement of theories.(2) Instead, to date, Gibson has refused to fully refute his father.(3) But one cannot refute Howard by suggesting that his intervention somehow ├ö├ç├┐disrupts├ö├ç├û the study of history.(4) It's almost as if Bush was daring people to refute him, knowing full well that it was such an illogical claim that it would make people uncomfortable to call him on it.(5) This is an enormous leap, for the bulk of Prof. Budziszewski's arguments aim to refute opponents of capital punishment.(6) The task of historical materialism in Russia is not to refute the enemy but to destroy him!(7) Such restraint certainly appears to refute any accusation of aerial terrorism and seems almost magnanimous compared to the British propensity to bomb any suspicious activity.(8) I'm going to refute Bruce in three easy steps, first with some history, second with some analogy, and lastly with a bit of philosophy.(9) But I think, there's plenty of evidence to refute him on the facts.(10) We totally refute any suggestion that these dismissals are linked to anything other than a serious breach of discipline.(11) Fortunately, I do not have to refute the labor theory of value, it's already been done, see Human Action by Mises.(12) Remember, he already knows the facts that I use to refute these accusations.(13) I refute Mr Strausbaugh's accusations but I applaud his championing of Ballard.(14) Such achievements, and the principles of common purpose that drove them, should be used to refute Europe's sceptics everywhere.(15) Naturally, the panelists are keen to refute the various theories and game plans that dominate the thinking of the ruling establishment in Washington.(16) To be useful to scholars a proposition must be falsifiable - there must be something which could in theory refute the statement.
1. disprove ::
2. rebut ::
1. acknowledge ::
2. admit ::
3. allow ::
4. avow ::
5. concede ::
6. confirm ::
7. own ::
refute, refuted, refutes, refuting
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Can't live with them, can't successfully
REFUTE their hypotheses.
The Big Bang Theory Season 4, Episode 3
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