disprove

[ dis-proov ]
/ dɪsˈpruv /

verb (used with object), dis·proved, dis·prov·ing.

to prove (an assertion, claim, etc.) to be false or wrong; refute; invalidate: I disproved his claim.

Origin of disprove

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French desprover, equivalent to des- dis-1 + prover to prove

OTHER WORDS FROM disprove

dis·prov·a·ble, adjectivedis·prov·er, nounun·dis·prov·a·ble, adjectiveun·dis·proved, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disprove

deny disapprove disprove rebut refute
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British Dictionary definitions for disprove

disprove
/ (dɪsˈpruːv) /

verb

(tr) to show (an assertion, claim, etc) to be incorrect

Derived forms of disprove

disprovable, adjectivedisproval, noun
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