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Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. [I Corinthians]
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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] refūtō

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Verb

Infinitive
to refute

Third person singular
refut

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to refute (third-person singular simple present refut, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To prove (something) to be false or incorrect.
  2. (transitive) To deny the truth or correctness of (something).

Usage notes

The second meaning of refute (to deny the truth of) is proscribed as erroneous by some[Who?]. An alternative term with such a meaning is repudiate, which means to reject or refuse to acknowledge, but without the implication of justification. However, this distinction does not exist in the original Latin refūtō (oppose, resist, rebut), which can apply to both senses.

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