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dis·prove

 (dĭs-pro͞ov′)
tr.v. dis·proved, dis·prov·ing, dis·proves
To prove to be false, invalid, or in error; refute.

[Middle English disproven, from Old French desprover : des-, dis- + prover, to prove; see prove.]

dis·prov′a·ble adj.
dis·prov′al n.

disprove

(dɪsˈpruːv)
vb
(tr) to show (an assertion, claim, etc) to be incorrect
disˈprovable adj
disˈproval n

dis•prove

(dɪsˈpruv)

v.t. -proved, -prov•ing.
to prove to be false or wrong; refute; invalidate.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French desprover=des- dis-1 + prover to prove]
dis•prov′a•ble, adj.
dis•prov′er, n.

disprove


Past participle: disproved
Gerund: disproving

Imperative
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disprove
Present
I disprove
you disprove
he/she/it disproves
we disprove
you disprove
they disprove
Preterite
I disproved
you disproved
he/she/it disproved
we disproved
you disproved
they disproved
Present Continuous
I am disproving
you are disproving
he/she/it is disproving
we are disproving
you are disproving
they are disproving
Present Perfect
I have disproved
you have disproved
he/she/it has disproved
we have disproved
you have disproved
they have disproved
Past Continuous
I was disproving
you were disproving
he/she/it was disproving
we were disproving
you were disproving
they were disproving
Past Perfect
I had disproved
you had disproved
he/she/it had disproved
we had disproved
you had disproved
they had disproved
Future
I will disprove
you will disprove
he/she/it will disprove
we will disprove
you will disprove
they will disprove
Future Perfect
I will have disproved
you will have disproved
he/she/it will have disproved
we will have disproved
you will have disproved
they will have disproved
Future Continuous
I will be disproving
you will be disproving
he/she/it will be disproving
we will be disproving
you will be disproving
they will be disproving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disproving
you have been disproving
he/she/it has been disproving
we have been disproving
you have been disproving
they have been disproving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disproving
you will have been disproving
he/she/it will have been disproving
we will have been disproving
you will have been disproving
they will have been disproving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disproving
you had been disproving
he/she/it had been disproving
we had been disproving
you had been disproving
they had been disproving
Conditional
I would disprove
you would disprove
he/she/it would disprove
we would disprove
you would disprove
they would disprove
Past Conditional
I would have disproved
you would have disproved
he/she/it would have disproved
we would have disproved
you would have disproved
they would have disproved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disprove - prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"
explode - show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
negate, contradict - prove negative; show to be false
controvert, rebut, refute - prove to be false or incorrect
falsify - prove false; "Falsify a claim"
shew, show, demonstrate, prove, establish - establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"

disprove

disprove

verb
To prove or show to be false:
Translations
vyvrátit
modbevise
kumota
hrekja, afsanna
paneigti
apgāztatspēkot
aksini ispat etmekçürütmek

disprove

[dɪsˈpruːv] VT [+ theory, argument] → refutar, rebatir; [+ claim, allegation] → desmentir

disprove

[dɪsˈpruːv] vt [+ theory, claim, notion] → réfuter

disprove

vtwiderlegen

disprove

[dɪsˈpruːv] vtconfutare

disprove

(disˈpruːv) verb
to prove to be false or wrong. His theories have been disproved by modern scientific research.

disprove

v. refutar.
References in classic literature ?
But a man would have been regarded as frantic who should have attempted at Rome to disprove their existence.
The reasonings contained in these papers must have been employed to little purpose indeed, if it could be necessary now to disprove the reality of this danger.
We see that Danglars was collected enough to jest; at the same time, as though to disprove the ogreish propensities, the man took some black bread, cheese, and onions from his wallet, which he began devouring voraciously.
And even if there should be some one who is able to disprove the truth of my words, and who is satisfied that justice is best, still he is not angry with the unjust, but is very ready to forgive them, because he also knows that men are not just of their own free will; unless, peradventure, there be some one whom the divinity within him may have inspired with a hatred of injustice, or who has attained knowledge of the truth--but no other man.
And I gravely extended it towards him - but closed it upon his with an energy that seemed to disprove the assertion, and made him smile.
Name the authority, and make him name the man of whom I borrowed the money, and then I can disprove the story.
And I added that John Cumnor was so convinced, and so all the more convinced by Miss Bordereau's tone, that he would have come himself to Venice on the business were it not that for him there was the obstacle that it would be difficult to disprove his identity with the person who had written to them, which the old ladies would be sure to suspect in spite of dissimulation and a change of name.
First we must disprove its impassability," I replied.
How well these indolent watchers discharged their duties, after the assault, has never been known, inasmuch as nothing occurred to confirm or to disprove their subsequent vigilance.
Your inexperience of the world, Miss Tulliver, prevents you from anticipating fully the very unjust conceptions that will probably be formed concerning your conduct,--conceptions which will have a baneful effect, even in spite of known evidence to disprove them.
If he is clean he should face all the charges like I did and disprove them, he added.
It's hard to prove or disprove a theorem, a statement that has been proved on the basis of previously established statements and generally accepted statements.