[ ri-buht ]
/ rɪˈbʌt /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM rebutre·but·ta·ble, adjectiveun·re·but·ta·ble, adjectiveun·re·but·ted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rebut
/ (rɪˈbʌt) /
verb -buts, -butting or -butted
(tr) to refute or disprove, esp by offering a contrary contention or argument
Derived forms of rebutrebuttable, adjectiverebuttal, noun
Word Origin for rebut
C13: from Old French reboter, from re- + boter to thrust, butt ³
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