what is difference between confute and disprove
From Middle French confuter, from Latin confūtāre.
- (UK) IPA(key): /kənfjuːt/
confute (third-person singular simple present confutes, present participle confuting, simple past and past participle confuted)
- (transitive, now rare) To show (something or someone) to be false or wrong; to disprove or refute.
From Middle English disproven, dispreven, from Old French desprover, from des- + prover.
- enPR: dĭs-pro͞ovʹ IPA(key): /dɪsˈpɹuːv/
- Rhymes: -uːv
disprove (third-person singular simple present disproves, present participle disproving, simple past disproved, past participle disproved or disproven)
- To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.
- The past participle disproven is often proscribed in favor of disproved.