- to refute by evidence or argument.
- to oppose by contrary proof.
- to provide some evidence or argument that refutes or opposes.
Origin of rebut
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1. disprove, confute.
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- (tr) to refute or disprove, esp by offering a contrary contention or argument
C13: from Old French reboter, from re- + boter to thrust, butt ³
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