- to refute by evidence or argument.
- to oppose by contrary proof.
- to provide some evidence or argument that refutes or opposes.
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Examples from the Web for rebutted
Anything acknowledgment of potential downsides to a policy must be rebutted fiercely.Democrats Can’t Accept the Trade Off of a Job-Killing Minimum Wage
Kristen Soltis Anderson
February 20, 2014
Thiessen rebutted with a laconic Tweet: "Frum votes for surrender."Doomsday Conservatives: Too Many Hormones, Too Little Plan
December 12, 2012
The false narrative of conspiracy theorists on Pakistani cable news channels must be rebutted.After Malala Yousafzai Shooting, Can Shock Therapy Free Pakistan?
October 12, 2012
Hennepin County (Minneapolis) Attorney Mike Freeman rebutted their charges this week.Michael Tomasky on How the GOP Plans to Block the Black Vote
August 13, 2012
In a cofounding exchange, he rebutted by also calling her fake, with Snooki following suit, saying that Pauly D and Vinny agreed.Jersey Shore Season 3 Premieres: Where We Left Off
The Daily Beast
January 5, 2011
This argument, good as far as it goes, is rebutted in the following manner.The English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
"I don't know as I've been chattering all over Bursley," he rebutted her.Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)
As that charge would damage the cause, it must be rebutted in advance.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference
Emile Joseph Dillon
The applicants contend that this is not simply a case where the conspiracy suggestion could not have been rebutted.Judgments of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand on Proceedings to Review Aspects of the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Erebus Aircraft Disaster
Sir Owen Woodhouse, R. B. Cooke, Ivor L. M. Richardson, Duncan Wallace McMullin, and Sir Edward Somers
All these assailants had to be rebutted, some by fair words, some by foul, and some by blows.Master Humphrey's Clock
- (tr) to refute or disprove, esp by offering a contrary contention or argument