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Another word for disprove

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Verb
  1. To prove or show to be false

      1. To deny the truth or validity of
      2. To prove (an argument or statement) to be false or wrong, by argument or evidence
      3. To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof:
      1. To repel or reject:
      2. To contradict, refute, or oppose, esp. in a formal manner by argument, proof, etc., as in a debate
      3. To refute, especially by offering opposing evidence or arguments, as in a legal case:
      1. To be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on
      2. To refuse to believe:
      3. To harm the good reputation of a person; to cause an idea or piece of evidence to seem false or unreliable.
      1. (Obs.) To make useless
      2. To prove to be wrong or in error; refute decisively.
      3. To prove (a person, statement, etc.) to be in error or false; overcome by argument or proof
      1. To give a false idea of; disguise or misrepresent
      2. To give a false representation to; misrepresent:
      3. To show to be untrue; prove false
    See also:

    affirm

Another word for disprove

Verb
  1. See also:

    refute

    deny

Synonym Study

  • Rebut stresses formality in refuting an argument, such as is observed in debate, court procedure, etc.
  • Controvert implies a disputing or denying of statements, arguments, etc. in an endeavor to refute them
  • Confute suggests the overwhelming or silencing of a person by argument, proof, or rhetorical force
  • Refute implies a more thorough assembly of evidence and a more careful development of argument, hence suggests conclusiveness of proof
  • Disprove implies the presenting of evidence or reasoned arguments that demonstrate an assertion or belief to be false or erroneous