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disprove

refute; invalidate; discredit, negate, confute
Not to be confused with:
disapprove – withhold approval from; refuse to sanction; deplore; criticize

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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Present
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Preterite
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we disproved
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Present Continuous
I am disproving
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you are disproving
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Present Perfect
I have disproved
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Past Continuous
I was disproving
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he/she/it was disproving
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Past Perfect
I had disproved
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we had disproved
you had disproved
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Future
I will disprove
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Future Perfect
I will have disproved
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Future Continuous
I will be disproving
you will be disproving
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disproving
you have been disproving
he/she/it has been disproving
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they have been disproving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disproving
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he/she/it will have been disproving
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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
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Conditional
I would disprove
you would disprove
he/she/it would disprove
we would disprove
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they would disprove
Past Conditional
I would have disproved
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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.
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His statements, there- fore, may easily be disproved, if they are untrue.
So he was very quiet and almost sad, though at times he was aware of a distinct irritation against his guest, and he even speculated as to what percentage of Tudor's tale was true and how any of it could be proved or disproved.
To which I replied: 'Just saying a mathematical truth; that a relation can be disproved as function.
A salesman can sometimes get away with using disproved hypotheses.
All of these can't be disproved on the basis of pictures, books or documents without having seen Jennifer's body, she said.
However, press-secretory of the Prosperous Armenia Party, Tigran Urikhanyan, disproved Sanasaryan's such statement and
Does the fact that this can't be disproved make it any more likely to be true?
The experienced investigator, who has worked on high-profile cases including the hunt for hammer killer Dominic Abdi, compiledamontage of video footage of robber Scott Cadogan walking through the city centre with his victim that disproved his alibi.
The slogan touted by ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) that 'every cigarette is lethal' is disproved by common observation.
The funding of what they dismiss as "unproven or disproved treatments" in the NHS is seen as unacceptable by the scientists, as troubled health trusts try to balance their books, a national newspaper reported.