verb (used with object), re·fut·ed, re·fut·ing.
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Sometimes it means hearing, and really thinking about, another opinion more than just thinking about how to refute what they said or just giving your own.Walmart CEO: To tackle today’s challenges, ‘listen with open ears and an open heart’|matthewheimer|October 6, 2020|Fortune
On September 9, three days after the Atabula accusations were published, Sekine told Vanity Fair France that he planned to refute the allegations.
The electric-truck startup said allegations made by Hindenburg Research are false but did not provide evidence to refute specific claims in the report.Nikola shares slump after blanket denial of short-seller report|radmarya|September 11, 2020|Fortune
Following the recent reporting, Barrios released a statement dismissing both investigations, which was then refuted by both the district attorney’s office and the chairman of the San Diego Democratic Party.
The modern clairvoyant prefers only to “see” things that cannot be easily refuted by disbelieving skeptics.
And no one is better equipped to refute this false equivalence than Mack herself.Stop Blaming Christy Mack: Porn Stars Don’t Deserve to Be Beaten|Samantha Allen|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Szarkowski responded: “The claim is impossible to refute, and in fact not easy to understand.”New Getty Retrospective On Minor White’s Metamorphosing Camera|Sarah Bay Williams|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This would seem to refute the new report that the captain alone would have been able to disable all the systems.
But this is all ‘a work in progress’… [that] we are trying to confirm or refute.Research Shows Link Between NSAID Use and Gut Disease|Valerie Vande Panne|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Which is why we need the most up-to-date science—and for government entities to refute “abortion-inducing” misnomers.Why Can’t the FDA Fix Outdated Birth Control Labels?|Tiffany Stanley|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And Diotti, remembering Mildreds words, could not refute the old mans statements.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
I shall make a series of statements, and give you opportunity to refute them either in part or in toto.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
But it is easy to refute all these useless reasonings and to show the falsity of all these evidences.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
(This fact alone is sufficient to refute the opinion that confuses time with that which is movable).Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
This is the great point which the champions of the "bogey" theory are most anxious to refute.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements|Nesta H. Webster