verb (used with object), re·fut·ed, re·fut·ing.
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Upset at how the situation was being misrepresented, Barton posted a video on Twitter refuting the claims.Guess which states saw the most election disinformation in 2020|Tate Ryan-Mosley|December 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
“Conspiracy theories from the tinfoil-hat brigade absolutely need to be refuted, every one, all the time,” Mayer said.Republicans and others offer tips on how to rebut millions of ‘election deniers’|Robert McCartney|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
If you give nice-sounding “reasons,” then you’ll open the door to his countering or refuting your reasons.Carolyn Hax: She swiped right, and now it feels so, so wrong|Carolyn Hax|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
More than two dozen of his colleagues responded in August with a letter expressing concern that Risch, whose research focuses on cancer and not infectious diseases, was not swayed by data refuting his arguments.Senate holds hearing on hydroxychloroquine, despite no evidence it works against covid-19|Marisa Iati|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In one communication to parents in Point Loma, a group of nine principals directly responded to, and refuted, Barrera’s claim.Some Schools Have No Teachers Willing to Return for ‘Phase One’ Reopening|Will Huntsberry|October 16, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Claims to have new and irrefutable refutable evidence, and is going to have a second try for the title and estates.Cleek, the Master Detective|Thomas W. Hanshew
It is a race-slander, refutable by any honest investigator, that the American Negro as a race is unwilling to work.The Southern South|Albert Bushnell Hart
Evidence of a more definite and less refutable kind is the statement of John Hardyng.Humphrey Duke of Gloucester|K.H. Vickers
Weininger identifies love with passion and his argument is easily refutable by the experience of many.The Evolution of Love|Emil Lucka
It is certainly not the least charm of a theory, says Nietzsche, that it is refutable.Philosophy and The Social Problem|Will Durant