refute vs reject : Common Errors in English

About refute vs reject

To refute someone’s argument is to prove it incorrect. If you attempt no such proof but simply disagree with an argument the word you want is “reject.”

refute Meaning(s)

  • (v) overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
  • (v) prove to be false or incorrect

reject Meaning(s)

  • (n) the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
  • (v) refuse to accept or acknowledge
  • (v) refuse to accept
  • (v) deem wrong or inappropriate
  • (v) reject with contempt
  • (v) resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
  • (v) refuse entrance or membership
  • (v) dismiss from consideration or a contest

refute in News

  1. Soccer God Messi Denies Tax Fraud Allegations on Facebook

    After being accused of tax fraud in Spain, international soccer demigod Lionel Messi took to Facebook to refute the allegations Spanish tax authorities on Wednesday accused the FC Barcelona and Argentine national team superstar and his father of weaseling out of more than $5 million in taxes between 2006 and 2009, according to Reuters . The pair is accused of using shell corporations in Uruguay ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Mashable

  2. The NSA's "Boundless Informant" Collects 3 Billion Intelligence Pieces From US Computer Networks In One Month

    There's one reason why the administration, James Clapper and the NSA should just keep their mouths shut as the PRISM-gate fallout escalates: with every incremental attempt to refute some previously unknown facet of the US Big Brother state, a new piece of previously unleaked information from the same intelligence organization now scrambling for damage control, emerges and exposes the brand new ...
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Zero Hedge

  3. Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Next Week's Game Plan

    Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Now that the big bag employment event is behind us, Jim Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers Friday he's looking forward to next week to see if earnings will confirm or refute the slightly better-than-expected numbers received today. Cramer said Monday his game plan will ...
    on June 8, 2013 Source: TheStreet.com

reject in News

  1. Colombia: Congress should reject law reforming the military justice system

    Members of Colombia ’s Congress should reject a proposed law which will shield members of the armed forces and the police from justice for crimes under international law. June 12, 2013 Members of Colombia ’s Congress should reject a proposed law whose purpose is to give greater powers to the military justice system and which will shield members of the armed forces and the police from justice for ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Amnesty International

  2. Democrats reject GOP No Child Left Behind option

    Democrats reject GOP No Child Left Behind option Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 1:56 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — The good intentions of No Child Left Behind have not yielded good policy, the Democratic chairman of the Senate education panel said Tuesday as ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Huckabee: churches should reject tax exempt status

    It's time for churches to reject tax exempt status completely; freedom is more important than government financial favors. — Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 11, 2013 Thought this was worth a separate post: former Gov. Mike Huckabee recently tweeted a message more blunt than his comments at the speech last night . The Huck seems to be calling for churches to unilaterally give up tax ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Arkansas Times

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