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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
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 ?
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"I have contradicted it, sir," Fred answered, with a touch of impatience, not remembering that his uncle did not verbally discriminate contradicting from disproving, though no one was further from confounding the two ideas than old Featherstone, who often wondered that so many fools took his own assertions for proofs.
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After all, I have some more responsible work in the world than to run about disproving the assertions of a lunatic.
How could he say: "Yes, if what your husband hints is true, or if you've no way of disproving it?"
We take things for granted, perhaps, because we are told them over and over again, and have no way of disproving them--like religions, for example; but we don't believe them, we only think we do.
He said that releasing the video is aimed at disproving Advincula's claim that the opposition or Duterte's critics are using him against the President and his allies.
And Albania coach Gianni de Biasi hopes to emulate English Premier League champions Leicester by disproving their underdog status.