rebut


rebut
rebut [v] argue against; prove wrong break, come back at, confound, confute, controvert, cross, defeat, deny, disconfirm, disprove, evert, fend off, get back at, hold off, invalidate, keep off, negate, negative, overturn, prove false, quash, refute, repel, repulse, stave off, take on, top, ward off; concepts 46,54 —Ant. agree, approve, back down, concede

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  • rebut — rebut …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • rebut — [ rəby ] n. m. • 1549 « rebuffade »; de rebuter 1 ♦ Ce qu on a rebuté (2o), rejeté. ⇒ déchet, détritus. « ceci semble le rebut d un rapide triage » (Loti). Lettres dont l administration des Postes n a pu trouver les destinataires. Service des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rebut — REBÚT, rebuturi, s.n. Produs care nu corespunde condiţiilor calitative stabilite prin standarde, norme interne, contracte etc. şi care nu poate fi utilizat direct în scopul pentru care a fost realizat, reprezentând o pierdere economică. ♢ Rebut… …   Dicționar Român

  • rebut — re·but /ri bət/ vt re·but·ted, re·but·ting [Anglo French reboter rebuter to answer a charge, bar from an action, literally, to repulse, rebuff, from Old French reboter, from re back + boter to push, butt]: to refute, counteract, or disprove (as… …   Law dictionary

  • rebut — Rebut. s. m. Action par laquelle on rebute. Il a essuyé beaucoup de rebuts. il ne sçauroit souffrir le moindre rebut. Il signifie aussi, Ce qu on a rebuté, ce dont on n a point voulu, ce qu il y a de plus vil en chaque espece. Il a vendu tout ce… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • rebut — re‧but [rɪˈbʌt] verb rebutted PTandPPX rebutting PRESPARTX [transitive] formal to prove that a statement or a charge made against you is false: • This clause could be used to rebut the suggestion made by the landlord s insurers. rebuttal …   Financial and business terms

  • rebut — Rebut, C est ce qui est rejecté, comme ne rien valant ou ne servant. Comme je n ay eu à ma part que le rebut du butin, Reiiculum, Reiectaneum. Selon ce on dit brebis de rebut, Oues reiiculae …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Rebut — Re*but , v. i. 1. To retire; to recoil. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To make, or put in, an answer, as to a plaintiff s surrejoinder. [1913 Webster] The plaintiff may answer the rejoinder by a surrejoinder; on which the defendant may… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rebut — Re*but (r[ e]*b[u^]t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rebutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rebutting}.] [OF. rebouter to repulse, drive back; pref. re + bouter to push, thrust. See 1st {Butt}, {Boutade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To drive or beat back; to repulse. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rebut — (fr., spr. Rebüh), 1) Abweisung, abschlägige Antwort; 2) Schadhaftigkeit. Ausschuß; 3) Abschaum der Menschheit; 4) Verweigerung der Annahme einer zugesandten schlecht beschaffenen Waare. Daher Rebutiren, schadhafte Waaren von den guten absondern …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Rebut — (franz., spr. röbǖ), Abweisung, abschlägige Antwort, Verweigerung der Annahme zugesandter, als schlecht befundener Waren; dann die schadhafte Ware selbst, Ausschuß, Brackware, Basel. Rebutieren, verwerfen, entschieden zurückweisen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon