verb (used with object), rebutted, rebutting.
to refute by evidence or argument.
to oppose by contrary proof.
verb (used without object), rebutted, rebutting.
to provide some evidence or argument that refutes or opposes.
verb -buts, -butting, -butted
(transitive) to refute or disprove, esp by offering a contrary contention or argument
c.1300, “to thrust back,” from Old French reboter, rebuter “to thrust back,” from re- “back” (see re-) + boter “to thrust, hit” (see butt (v.)). Legalese sense of “try to disprove, refute by evidence or argument” is from 1817. Related: Rebutted; rebutting.
[bahy] /baɪ/ verb (used with object), bought, buying. 1. to acquire the possession of, or the right to, by paying or promising to pay an equivalent, especially in money; purchase. 2. to acquire by exchange or concession: to buy favor with flattery. 3. to hire or obtain the services of: The Yankees bought a new […]
[rek] /rɛk/ noun, Informal. 1. . 1. (in prescriptions) fresh. 1. . 2. . 3. . 4. . 5. . /rɛk/ noun 1. (informal) short for recreation ground n. 1929 as a shortening of recreation. verb phrase To deceive or cheat; take advantage of; pull a fast one: At first she thought I was trying […]
[key-buh l] /ˈkeɪ bəl/ noun 1. a heavy, strong rope. 2. a very strong rope made of strands of metal wire, as used to support cable cars or suspension bridges. 3. a cord of metal wire used to operate or pull a mechanism. 4. Nautical. 5. Electricity. an insulated electrical conductor, often in strands, or […]
[keyj] /keɪdʒ/ noun 1. a boxlike enclosure having wires, bars, or the like, for confining and displaying birds or animals. 2. anything that confines or imprisons; prison. 3. something resembling a cage in structure, as for a cashier or bank teller. 4. the car or enclosed platform of an elevator. 5. Mining. an enclosed platform […]