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synonyms for confute

  • break
  • confound
  • contradict
  • controvert
  • defeat
  • demolish
  • dismay
  • disprove
  • expose
  • invalidate
  • negate
  • oppugn
  • overcome
  • overthrow
  • overturn
  • overwhelm
  • parry
  • rebut
  • silence
  • subvert
  • tap
  • upset
  • vanquish
  • blow sky high
  • bring to naught
  • knocks props out from under
  • prove false
  • prove wrong
  • put down
  • set aside
  • shut up
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antonyms for confute

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  • agree
  • allow
  • approve
  • concede
  • encourage
  • fail
  • fix
  • give in
  • hide
  • lose
  • make happy
  • obey
  • permit
  • surrender
  • validate
  • yield
  • affirm
  • attest
  • confirm
  • endorse
  • prove
  • verify
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How to use confute in a sentence

He recites several passages from the Fathers on this subject, by which he pretends to confute the first reformers.
THE LIFE OF THE TRULY EMINENT AND LEARNED HUGO GROTIUSJEAN LVESQUE DE BURIGNY
He enumerated the objections which had been made, and the industry with which he had endeavoured to confute them.
WIELAND; OR THE TRANSFORMATIONCHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN
I had not relied upon time, or the suggestion of his cooler thoughts, to confute his charges.
WIELAND; OR THE TRANSFORMATIONCHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN
Having enunciated this definition, as one learnt from another person not named, Sokrates proceeds to examine and confute it.
PLATO AND THE OTHER COMPANIONS OF SOKRATES, 3RD ED. VOLUME III (OF 4)GEORGE GROTE
To confute intuitionists and get rid of intuitions was one main purpose of all Mill's speculations.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME I.LESLIE STEPHEN
They utter concerning him not a single word that does not immediately confute itself.
GOOD SENSEPAUL HENRI THIRY, BARON D'HOLBACH
Efforts are made to confute the different objections raised in many quarters.
SCHENK'S THEORY: THE DETERMINATION OF SEXSAMUEL LEOPOLD SCHENK
Confute him with a whip, and, the doubt decided, Punish him with a halter.
THE PLAYS OF PHILIP MASSINGERPHILIP MASSINGER
Play after play of his troops tumultuously to confute your boast.
THE BROWNING CYCLOPDIAEDWARD BERDOE
I absolutely confute everything that I have been made to say in the Matin.
MY MEMOIRSMARGUERITE STEINHEIL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONFUTE

  • confute
  • contradict
  • contravene
  • controvert
  • deny
  • disaffirm
  • disagree
  • explode
  • gainsay
  • negate
  • negative
  • oppose
  • repudiate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.