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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To show that something is wrong or not true.

Usage examples (34)
  • The professor worked for many years to disprove his colleague's theory.
  • Thousands of arguments are out there to "disprove" evolution.
  • The only way to "disprove" it is with a truckload of statistics.
  • Evolutionary biology doesn't have to "disprove" intelligent design. for more
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  • The scientist may "disapprove" (to censure, to condemn) of an incomplete process used to "disprove" (to prove false) a theory.
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