DISPROVE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for DISPROVE?

Need another word that means the same as “disprove”? Find 16 synonyms and 30 related words for “disprove” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Disprove” are: confute, refute, prove false, show to be false, give the lie to, rebut, deny, falsify, debunk, negate, invalidate, contradict, confound, be at odds with, demolish, discredit

Disprove as a Verb

Definitions of "Disprove" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “disprove” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Prove to be false.
  • Prove that (something) is false.

Synonyms of "Disprove" as a verb (16 Words)

be at odds withForm or compose.
confoundBe confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly.
The inflation figure confounded economic analysts.
confuteProve to be false.
Restorers who sought to confute this view were accused of ignorance.
contradictBe in contradiction with.
Within five minutes he had contradicted himself twice.
debunkReduce the inflated reputation of (someone.
Comedy takes delight in debunking heroes.
demolishDefeat soundly and humiliatingly.
I looked forward keenly to demolishing my opponent.
denyDeny oneself something restrain especially from indulging in some pleasure.
The servants are ordered to deny him.
discreditCause (an idea or account) to seem false or unreliable.
The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary.
falsifyFalsify knowingly.
Falsify the data.
give the lie toEndure the loss of.
invalidateMake invalid for use.
A technical flaw in her papers invalidated her nomination.
negateBe in contradiction with.
This action will negate the effect of my efforts.
prove falseEstablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment.
rebutOverthrow by argument, evidence, or proof.
But he their sharp assault right boldly did rebut.
refuteDeny or contradict (a statement or accusation.
These claims have not been convincingly refuted.
show to be falseGive expression to.

Usage Examples of "Disprove" as a verb

  • He has given the Department of Transport two months to disprove the allegation.
  • The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories.

Associations of "Disprove" (30 Words)

abnegationThe denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief.
People are capable of abnegation and unselfishness.
argueGive evidence of.
She was too tired to argue the point.
argumentAn independent variable associated with a function or proposition and determining its value For example in the expression y F x x the arguments of the function F are x and x and the value is y.
Heated arguments over public spending.
confuteProve (a person or an assertion or accusation) to be wrong.
Restorers who sought to confute this view were accused of ignorance.
contradictBe in contradiction with.
The survey appears to contradict the industry s claims.
controvertProve to be false or incorrect.
Subsequent work from the same laboratory controverted these results.
denyDeny oneself something restrain especially from indulging in some pleasure.
There was no way that I was going to deny myself ice cream.
disallowCommand against.
He was offside and the goal was disallowed.
disavowDeny any responsibility or support for.
The union leaders resisted pressure to disavow picket line violence.
disavowalDenial of any connection with or knowledge of.
They know this despite their disavowals.
disclaimMake a disclaimer about.
The school disclaimed any responsibility for his death.
discreditCause (an idea or account) to seem false or unreliable.
They committed crimes which brought discredit upon the administration.
disgraceA person or thing regarded as shameful and unacceptable.
If he d gone back it would have brought disgrace on the family.
disputeA disagreement or argument about something important.
The Commission is in dispute with the government.
disreputeThe state of being held in low esteem by the public.
Because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute.
gainsayDeny or contradict (a fact or statement.
None could gainsay her.
hypothesisA tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena.
His steady state hypothesis of the origin of the universe.
impugnDispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive); call into question.
The father does not impugn her capacity as a good mother.
inadmissibleNot to be allowed or tolerated.
He held that such evidence was inadmissible.
interdictImpede (an enemy force), especially by bombing lines of communication or supply.
I have not been interdicted from consuming alcoholic beverages.
objectionThe act of expressing earnest opposition or protest.
They have raised no objections to the latest plans.
opposeAct against or in opposition to.
A workers movement opposed the regime.
perjureWilfully tell an untruth or make a misrepresentation under oath; commit perjury.
She admitted that she had perjured herself.
rebutClaim or prove that (evidence or an accusation) is false.
He had to rebut charges of acting for the convenience of his political friends.
rebuttalA pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff’s surrejoinder.
refutationThe speech act of answering an attack on your assertions.
Scientific theory is always tentative open to refutation.
refuteProve (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove.
A spokesman totally refuted the allegation of bias.
repudiateRefuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid.
Philip was excommunicated in 1095 because he had repudiated his wife.
retortA quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one.
He was resolute to retort the charge of treason on his foes.
rumourBe circulated as an unverified account.
She is rumoured to have gone into hiding.

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