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rebut

[ ri-buht ]
/ rɪˈbʌt /
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verb (used with object), re·but·ted, re·but·ting.
to refute by evidence or argument.
to oppose by contrary proof.
verb (used without object), re·but·ted, re·but·ting.
to provide some evidence or argument that refutes or opposes.
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Origin of rebut

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

OTHER WORDS FROM rebut

re·but·ta·ble, adjectiveun·re·but·ta·ble, adjectiveun·re·but·ted, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rebut

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

rebut
/ (rɪˈbʌt) /

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 ³
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