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Definition of "confute" [con•fute]

  • To prove to be wrong or in error; refute decisively. (verb-transitive)
  • Obsolete To confound. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "confute" in a sentence
  • "The author also gives the Hindustani word as 'kaelkur-hin', which seems to be intended for _qâil kareñ_, or in rustic form _karahiñ_, meaning 'confute'."
  • "The golfer's regard of Elin, 29, also seemed to confute the grumpy grousing he made about his marriage bed, complaining which "once we get married, the sex stops," according to sources."
  • "As for De Casseres -- if ever I get back to New York, equipped as I now am, I shall confute him with the same ease that he has confuted all the schools."