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tr.v. con·fut·ed, con·fut·ing, con·futes
1. To prove to be wrong or in error; refute decisively.
2. Obsolete To confound.

[Latin cōnfūtāre; see bhau- in Indo-European roots.]

con·fut′a·ble adj.
con·fu′ta·tive (kən-fyo͞o′tə-tĭv) adj.
con·fut′er n.
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But she was too warmly interested in confuting Alban to notice it.
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According to Bernard Cathelat, "The advertiser has no interest in confuting the stereotypical representations guaranteed by culture" (2).
In Germany, France, the UK, and other countries, Islamists constantly confuse Western liberal social design, persistently confuting liberalism's multicultural goal by opting for the right of social separation, not integration.
Elaborating on the feasibility of the U.S new sanctions on Iran, Amini said that since the sanctions are cross-border, confuting other countries to follow them will be a difficult task for the U.S government.