Words and phrases that have a meaning related to refute:   (114 results)

Often used in the same context:
disprove, debunk, rebut, substantiate, corroborate, contradict, dispel, discredit, deny, dismiss, disproven, gainsay, buttress, exculpate, repudiate, disabuse, downplay, exonerate, disavow, controvert, denigrate, adduce, disputing, vindicate, quash, belittle, assert, confirm, disbelieve, validate, scoffed, impute, clarify, demonize, summarize, incriminate, reject, countered, insinuate, explain, analogize, denounce, misrepresents, fabricated, justify, negate, impugn, rehash, criticize, squelch, disparage, implicate, besmirch, deconstruct, regurgitate, mischaracterize, parroted, exaggerated, prove, recant, expound, smear, allay, ignore, suppress, misquote, infer, verify, cite, condemn, conflate, proselytise, malign, corroborating evidence, suggest, vilify, concur, undercut, absolve, sensationalize, unsupported, inculpate, affirm, dignify, disagrees, claim, deflect, mislead, quantify, defend, elucidate, retracted, propound, counteract, disclaimed, allude, extrapolate, marginalize, misstates, publicize, psychoanalyze, respond

More specific:
answer, contradict, controvert, oppose

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More general:
confute, disprove, renounce, repudiate

controvert, disprove, rebut

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— Adjectives for refute: less, good, positive, most

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See refute used in context: 8 rhymes, several books and articles.

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