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rebut

[ ri-buht ]
/ r瑟藞b蕦t /
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Definition of rebut

verb (used with object), re路but路ted, re路but路ting.
to refute by evidence or argument.
to oppose by contrary proof.
verb (used without object), re路but路ted, re路but路ting.
to provide some evidence or argument that refutes or opposes.
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Origin of rebut

First recorded in 1250鈥1300; Middle English reb(o)uten, from Old French rebouter, equivalent to re- re- + bouter butt3

OTHER WORDS FROM rebut

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rebut

deny, disprove, rebut , refute
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British Dictionary definitions for rebut

rebut
/ (r瑟藞b蕦t) /

verb -buts, -butting or -butted
(tr) to refute or disprove, esp by offering a contrary contention or argument

Derived forms of rebut

rebuttable, adjectiverebuttal, noun

Word Origin for rebut

C13: from Old French reboter, from re- + boter to thrust, butt
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