confuter

confute

[kuhn-fyoot]
verb (used with object), confuted, confuting.
1.
to prove to be false, invalid, or defective; disprove: to confute an argument.
2.
to prove (a person) to be wrong by argument or proof: to confute one's opponent.
3.
Obsolete. to bring to naught; confound.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin confūtāre to abash, silence, refute, equivalent to con- con- + -fūtāre; cf. refute

confutable, adjective
confuter, noun
unconfutable, adjective
unconfuted, adjective
unconfuting, adjective
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confute (kənˈfjuːt)
 
vb
1.  to prove (a person or thing) wrong, invalid, or mistaken; disprove
2.  obsolete to put an end to
 
[C16: from Latin confūtāre to check, silence]
 
con'futable
 
adj
 
confutation
 
n
 
con'futative
 
adj
 
con'futer
 
n

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confute
1529, from L. confutare "disprove, restrain, silence," from com- intensive prefix + *futare "to beat," from PIE base *bhau-t, *bhu-t "to strike, beat."
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