To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof: refute testimony. (verb-transitive)
To deny the accuracy or truth of: refuted the results of the poll. (verb-transitive)
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Use "refute" in a sentence
"**: I say “more standard” here even though her usage of refute is still non-standard."
"But one point Matt made tonight that I'd like to hear someone refute is the stupidity of canceling public option as a way to get Republicans to vote for the bill."
"My last word (I hope), is to once again refute your post at #115."