verb (used with object), re·but·ted, re·but·ting.
verb (used without object), re·but·ted, re·but·ting.
Origin of rebut
Examples from the Web for rebut
No matter how I attempt to rebut these empty slogans, they never lose their power.
These are the facts to rebut just a few of the fallacies I read on a daily basis about our party.
He's now running almost a full answer behind as he tries to rebut the last attack.
Defend Obamacare with human stories, and rebut Romney on preexisting conditions.Michael Tomasky on the 8 Things Obama Needs to Do in the Debate|Michael Tomasky|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Another indicator that Romney managed to sell himself as moderate and Obama failed to rebut.
On the other hand, no disinterested and unbiased evidence was secured tending to rebut these conditions.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|Grover Cleveland
Mr. Gladstone replied for the government, and sought to rebut the accusations made by the leader of the Opposition.The Grand Old Man|Richard B. Cook
As Napier made no attempt to rebut that view, she dropped her head, struggling an instant with some new enemy to self-control.The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
Thou hast said sufficient to rebut the charge, in offering the oaths by the Gods, no slight proof.The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.|Euripides
The expression 'on the other hand' is meant to rebut the pûrvapaksha.The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya|Translator: George Thibaut
verb -buts, -butting or -butted
Word Origin for rebut
c.1300, "to thrust back," from Old French reboter, rebuter "to thrust back," from re- "back" (see re-) + boter "to thrust, hit" (see butt (v.)). Legalese sense of "try to disprove, refute by evidence or argument" is from 1817. Related: Rebutted; rebutting.