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refute

Pronunciation: /rɪˈfjuːt/

Translation of refute in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (disprove) refutar, rebatir
    Example sentences
    • This process of using observation and experiment to refute false theories does not rely on induction in any way.
    • In these papers, where he was largely concerned with general philosophical problems of time and space, he adopted a quixotic standpoint in his attempt to refute the theory as being logically untenable.
    • Dembski's latest attempt to refute Darwinian theory is by arguing that in a closed system, information can only decrease.
    1.2 (deny) [criticized usage/uso criticado] negar*
    Example sentences
    • The students' protest was refuted by IPB spokesman Agus Lelana, who said the institute would support the administration's effort to ease congestion in the area.
    • The Cosla group, however, refutes any accusations of unfair play, claiming that McConnell and the rest of the group are simply showing ‘foresight’ in setting out local government's views.
    • Waterford Against Racism vehemently refutes the outrageous accusations made by Minister of Justice, John O'Donoghue in the past week.

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