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disprove at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dıs'pru:v]

disprove at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1380, from O.Fr. desprover, from des- "dis-" + prover "to prove." ///

disprove at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] to show that something is wrong or not true// → prove// --These figures disproved Smith's argument.// -- disproof/-pru[hA359]f/ n [U and C] formal //

disprove at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "disprove":
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

disprove at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Refutation): confute, refute, disprove, parry, negate, controvert, rebut, confound, disconfirm, overthrow.

disprove at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb
[VN] to show that sth is wrong or false:
The theory has now been disproved.
OPP PROVE

disprove at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb
[VN] to show that sth is wrong or false:
The theory has now been disproved.
OPP PROVE

Disprove at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Disprove \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.

disprove at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

disprove
v : prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues'
theories" [syn: {confute}] [ant: {prove}]

disprove at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: etyl » enm|en, from Inter: etyl » xno|en Inter: term » desprover||lang=xno

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » dĭs-pro͞ovʹ Inter: IPA » /dɪsˈpɹuːv/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dIs"pr\u:v/
  • Inter: rhymes » uːv

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » disproves|disproving|disproved|disproved or disproven

  • To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.

    Antonyms

    * prove verb

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » to refute
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|опровергавам, Inter: t+ » bg|оборвам
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vyvrátit
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|weerleggen, Inter: t+ » nl|ontkrachten
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kumota


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|widerlegen
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|opovrgnuti
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|motbevisa, Inter: t+ » sv|vederlägga

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * provides
    Translation: de » disprove
    Translation: et » disprove
    Translation: el » disprove
    Translation: fa » disprove
    Translation: hr » disprove
    Translation: io » disprove
    Translation: it » disprove
    Translation: kn » disprove
    Translation: my » disprove
    Translation: ja » disprove
    Translation: pl » disprove
    Translation: sv » disprove
    Translation: te » disprove
    Translation: vi » disprove
    Translation: zh » disprove