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EtymologyEdit

Entered English around 1302–1307, from Old French reboter, rebuter, rebouter, etc., from re- + boter, buter, bouter (to butt).

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rebut (third-person singular simple present rebuts, present participle rebutting, simple past and past participle rebutted)

  1. To drive back or beat back; to repulse.
    • Edmund Spenser
      Who him, recount'ring fierce, as hawk in flight, / Perforce rebutted back.
  2. To deny the truth of something, especially by presenting arguments that disprove it.

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  • "rebut, v." listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (second edition, 1989)

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rebut m (plural rebuts)

  1. receipt (acknowledgement that something has been received)
    Synonym: rebuda

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rebut m (feminine rebuda, masculine plural rebuts, feminine plural rebudes)

  1. past participle of rebre

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rebut

  1. third-person singular past historic of reboire

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rebut m (plural rebuts)

  1. (archaic) casting-off, throwing-away
  2. cast-off; scrap, rubbish
  3. scum, dreg
  4. dead letter

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