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Refute


REFU'TE, verb transitive [Latin refuto; re and futo, obsolete The primary sense of futo, is to drive or thrust, to beat back.]

To disprove and overthrow by argument, evidence or countervailing proof; to prove to be false or erroneous; to confute. We say, to refute arguments, to refute testimony, to refute opinions or theories, to refute a disputant.

There were so many witnesses to these two miracles, that it is impossible to refute such multitudes.