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Meaning of DISPROVE

Pronunciation:  dis'proov

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"
 

DISPROVE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: confute
 
 Antonyms: demonstrate, establish, prove, shew, show
 
 See Also: contradict, controvert, explode, falsify, negate, rebut, refute

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*prove"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disproved}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Disproving}.] [Pref. dis- + prove: cf. OF.
desprover.]
1. To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.

         That false supposition I advanced in order to
         disprove it.                          --Atterbury.

2. To disallow; to disapprove of. [Obs.] --Stirling.

 
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 Related Terms: abjure, assert the contrary, belie, blow sky-high, blow up, break, confound, confute, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, cross, deflate, demolish, deny, destroy, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, discredit, disown, dispute, evert, explode, expose, forswear, gainsay, impugn, invalidate, join issue upon, negate, negative, not accept, not admit, nullify, oppose, overthrow, overturn, prove the contrary, puncture, rebut, recant, refuse to admit, refute, renounce, repudiate, retract, revoke, shoot, show up, take back, take issue with, traverse, undercut
 

 

 

 

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