confute

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kənˈfjuːt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kən fyo̅o̅t)

Inflections of 'confute' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
confutes
v 3rd person singular
confuting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
confuted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
confuted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•fute  (kən fyo̅o̅t),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -fut•ed, -fut•ing. 
  1. to prove to be false, invalid, or defective;
    disprove:to confute an argument.
  2. to prove (a person) to be wrong by argument or proof:to confute one's opponent.
  3. [Obs.]to bring to naught;
    confound.
con•futa•ble, adj. 
con•futer, n. 
  • Latin confūtāre to abash, silence, refute, equivalent. to con- con- + -fūtāre; compare refute
  • 1520–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
confute /kənˈfjuːt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to prove (a person or thing) wrong, invalid, or mistaken; disprove
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin confūtāre to check, silence

conˈfutable adj confutation /ˌkɒnfjʊˈteɪʃən/ n
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