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verb [transitive] formal refute pronunciation in British English /rɪˈfjuːt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrefute
he/she/itrefutes
present participlerefuting
past tenserefuted
past participlerefuted
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  1. 1
    to say that a statement is not true or accurate without giving proof
    The police said he was drunk, a claim refuted by his attorney.
  2. 2
    to prove that a statement is false
    The evidence refutes all claims that the student loan scheme is not working.

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refutable

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refutation

 refute pronunciation in British English /ˌrefjʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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pluralrefutations

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a company that pays pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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