refute-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: Prove or suggest to be false or incorrect.

The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments.
The company refuted MCI's charges.
You should try to refute the philosophical claims that you're reading.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Statement
PropBank: refute.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2