Translation of confute in Spanish:


refutar, v.

Pronunciation /kənˈfjut//kənˈfjuːt/

transitive verb


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    (argument) refutar
    to confute sb demostrar que algn está equivocado
    • Yet, while George confutes the morality of the landowner's original title, he does not regard this as good enough reason, in itself, for overriding the claim of the present incumbent.
    • In other words, the consensus has been downright confuted, over a nine-month period, by the course of events.
    • Our exclusive exit poll of the Democratic primary confutes the conventional wisdom about why Gotham's voters vote as they do.
    • One well-studied case decisively confutes all the conventional arguments.
    • He has argued to the contrary, but the evidence confutes him.
    • The whole of Pakistani history serves to confute these beliefs.
    • The telescopic observations used by Galileo to confute the Aristotelians are bound up with complex assumptions having to do with optics: this penetration of observation by theory is typical.
    • The ‘fact’ that water freezes more quickly if it is first boiled is no fact at all, and some of Descartes's ‘explanations’ are easily confuted by experiment.
    • In the nine articles that have appeared in this series, we have disproved and confuted all the allegations of disbelievers and critics regarding the origin of the Qur'an.
    • A second, more common way of settling the problem was to consider the market as a kind of extension of the home, however much this might confute economic and physical fact.
    • He confutes this argument saying ‘You find valuable things in places were no one else has searched.’
    • Because earlier travel narratives had used this anecdote, later writers felt compelled to include it, not because it was true, but because confuting it might bring one's own veracity into question.
    • He confutes such notions by educating patients about the field of psychoneuroimmunology, with examples of how stress can adversely affect the endocrine, immune and nervous systems.
    • It would be nice to say that the exhibition at the Royal Academy until 18 April confutes received wisdom.
    • No, I intend to confute their arguments, to show that they are mistaken.
    • Now everybody makes a wrong call from time to time - if only because even right calls can be confuted by poor timing.