confute vs disprove what difference

what is difference between confute and disprove

English

Etymology

From Middle French confuter, from Latin confūtāre.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kənfjuːt/

Verb

confute (third-person singular simple present confutes, present participle confuting, simple past and past participle confuted)

  1. (transitive, now rare) To show (something or someone) to be false or wrong; to disprove or refute.

Derived terms

  • confutable
  • inconfutable

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English disproven, dispreven, from Old French desprover, from des- + prover.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: dĭs-pro͞ovʹ IPA(key): /dɪsˈpɹuːv/
  • Rhymes: -uːv

Verb

disprove (third-person singular simple present disproves, present participle disproving, simple past disproved, past participle disproved or disproven)

  1. To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.

Usage notes

  • The past participle disproven is often proscribed in favor of disproved.

Antonyms

  • prove

Translations

Anagrams

  • provides

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