Meaning of confute

con•fute

Pronunciation: (kun-fyt'), [key]
— -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. to bring to naught; confound.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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