refute

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refute(
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fyut
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to disprove)
a. refutar
Jake is a nut. He's trying to refute the theory of gravity.Jake es un loco. Pretende refutar la teoría de la gravedad.
b. rebatir
The data obtained refuted the hypothesis posited by the authors of the study.Los datos obtenidos rebatieron la hipótesis postulada por los autores del estudio.
2. (to repudiate)
a. negar
Robert refuted the allegation, saying he would never do such a thing.Robert negó la acusación, diciendo que jamás haría tal cosa.
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refute
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (argument, theory)
a. refutar
2. (allegation)
a. desmentir, negar
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refute [rɪˈfjuːt]
transitive verb
refutar; rebatir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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