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Definition of the verb disprove

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verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. prove to be false
    • example: The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of disprove: confute
    • antonym of disprove: prove
    • more generic words: contradict / negate = prove negative
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Alternative definition of the verb disprove


  1. To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.

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Google previewOn Physics and Philosophy (2006)

by Bernard d'. Espagnat

And similarly, concerning our DNA-idealized Pauls, what, within the Broglie- Bohm framework, the E experiments disprove is the thesis that the fact that Paul is in a well-defined consciousness state may be taken into account (by Peter or by ...

Google previewReports of Patent, Design, and Trade Mark Cases (1898)

All we require to 15 disprove is that the Defenders attempted to pass them- off. We disproved deception by bringing all the parties who ordered goods on this catalogue and who say that they meant to get the Defenders' and not the Pursuers' ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

To DISPROVE. v. a. [dis and ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

disprove tumor, or vascular disorders in the visual cortex of the cerebrum. disorder(s), cognitive impairment, the mental disorders distinguished by a limitation of mental functions (e.g., memory, comprehension, and judgment). disorder(s), ...

Google previewRaupo Pocket Dictionary Of Modern Maori (2009)

by P M Ryan

tātāki tautohe, wenewene disproportionate pāhikahika,tuwhena disprove whakakore(-a), whakaparau dispute divert pātari, whakakōtiti, whakatītaha, kaupare divide whakawehe, weherua, motu(-kia), tītore.

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The existence of a single atheist does not disprove the existence of God. (William F. DeVault)
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1P3R1O1V4E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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