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confute (verb), confutes; confuted; confuting
1. To prove that an assertion or a person is definitely wrong, invalid, or false: Sam tried to confute his mother that she was mistaken when she said that he didn't study enough for his final exam.
2. Etymology: from Middle French confuter, from Latin confutare, "to repress, to check; to disprove, to restrain, to silence"; from com-, "all together" + futare, "to beat, to hit".
To confound or confuse by argument.
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To show that a statement by a person is definitely invalid, untrue, wrong, or false. (1)