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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Definitions for confute

  1. To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false.

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Citations for confute
Having settled in Rome in 1486, he proposed 900 theses and challenged any scholar to confute them, agreeing to pay his expenses. David S. Katz and Richard H. Popkin, Messianic Revolution
Instinct, intuition, or insight is what first leads to the beliefs which subsequent reason confirms or confutes. Bertrand Russell,
Origin of confute
1520-1530
Confute is from Latin confutare, "to check the boiling of a liquid; to put down; to silence."