Meaning of REBUT in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ri-ˈbət ]


( re·but·ted ; re·but·ting )

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French reboter, from re- + boter to butt — more at butt

Date: 14th century

transitive verb

1. : to drive or beat back : repel


a. : to contradict or oppose by formal legal argument, plea, or countervailing proof

b. : to expose the falsity of : refute

intransitive verb

: to make or furnish an answer or counter proof

• re·but·ta·ble -ˈbə-tə-bəl adjective

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