HyperDic: disprove

English > 1 sense of the word disprove:
VERBcognitiondisprove, confuteprove to be false
disprove > pronunciation
Soundsdihspruw'v
Rhymesapprove ... remove: 10 rhymes with uwv...
English > disprove: 1 sense > verb 1, cognition
Meaningprove to be false.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"
Synonymconfute
Narrowerexplodeshow (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
falsifyprove false
refute, rebut, controvertprove to be false / false or incorrect
Broadernegate, contradictprove negative
Oppositeprove, demonstrate, establish, show, shewEstablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment / experiment
Spanishrefutar
Nounsdisprovera debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument

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