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  1. #1

    Wink Refuse and Refute

    Dear Teacher,

    Good morning.

    When should we use "refuse" and "refute"? Kindly explain me in sentence structure.

    Thank you,
    Murli

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    #2

    Re: Refuse and Refute

    refuse, unwilling to accept
    refute, prove wrong

  3. matilda
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    Talking Re: Refuse and Refute

    refuse:
    items rejected as worthless; waste.
    not grant made by.
    indicate unwillingness or inability.



    refute:
    prove the falsity or error of s.th.
    rebut by argument.
    deny or contradict.


    hope that helps

    Matilda


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    #4

    Re: Refuse and Refute

    A synonym for "refute" is "disprove" {The witness's testimony was disproved/refuted on cross-examination}.

    Many dispute dictionary.com's claim that "refute" means "deny."

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    Wink Thank you, Re: Refuse and Refute

    Thank you all for your healthy comments.

    I take pride in being one of the members of UsingEnglish.com

    Bye
    Murli

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    Re: Thank you, Re: Refuse and Refute

    Good to hear.

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