Synonyms of refute in English:

refute


See definition of refute

verb

1‘attempts to refute Einstein's theory of relativity’

SYNONYMS
disprove, prove false, prove wrong, prove to be false, prove to be wrong, show to be false, show to be wrong, rebut, confute, give the lie to, demolish, explode, debunk, drive a coach and horses through, discredit, invalidate
informal shoot full of holes, shoot down, shoot down in flames, blow sky-high
rare controvert, negative
ANTONYMS

confirm

2‘a spokesman totally refuted the allegation of bias’

SYNONYMS
deny, reject, repudiate, rebut, declare to be untrue
contradict
formal gainsay
ANTONYMS

accept