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 rebutting
Rebutting criticism from her friends, she returned to her home country.
Rebutting my suggestion that a Romney foreign policy would be hyper-cautious, Andrew writes: Not.
Stephens is obviously the ‘conservative’, rebutting Mill, the ‘liberal’.
In his first moment as president, Obama closed the age of Reagan by rebutting its first principles and addressing its failures.
You probably fail to realize difficulty of rebutting case of burning Alexandria and obtaining evidence for defence.Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt|Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Its chief value lies not in proving a position, but in rebutting objections; it is good, not for assault, but defence.
Bismarck was not content with rebutting unjust accusations,—he carried on the war into the enemy's camp.Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire|James Wycliffe Headlam
The years in which he had never heard of Josephine—never asked for her—was a charge there was no rebutting.Barrington|Charles James Lever
"No rebutting evidence," seemed to be the mysterious whisper circulating through the court.The Shadow of a Sin|Bertha M. Clay
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.