Definition of refuto
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LNS
refūtō, refūtāre, refūtāvī, refūtātus
χυ, χεϝω, χεῦμα;, root fu; Gr. χυ, χεϝω, χεῦμα; cf.:
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to check, drive back, repress
  2. to repel, repress, resist, restrain, oppose
  3. to repel, rebut
  4. to confute, refute, disprove
Abbreviations
refūto, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. root fu-; Gr. χυ-, χεϝω, χεῦμα; cf.: fundo, futtilis, Curt. Gr. Etym. p. 204 sq., to check, drive back, repress. Lit.: semper illas nationes nostri imperatores refutandas potius bello quam lacessandas putaverunt, Cic. Prov. Cons. 13, 32.

— Trop., to repel, repress, resist, restrain, oppose (freq. and class.; syn.: reicio, reprimo). In gen.: virtutem aspernari ac refutare, Cic. Rab. Post. 16, 44: refutetur ac reiciatur ille clamor, id. Tusc. 2, 33, 55: alicujus cupiditatem, id. Fam. 1, 9, 25: vitam, to contemn, Sall. Fragm. ap. Serv. ad Verg. G. 4, 218 (H. 1, 73 Dietsch); cf.: temporis munera, Quint. 10, 6, 6: alicujus libidinem, Cic. de Or. 3, 1, 4: nummum, Sol. 22 med.: ad mortem si te (Fors dicta refutet!) Prodiderim, may fate avert, Verg. A. 12, 41.

— In partic., to repel, rebut any thing by speech, etc.; to confute, refute, disprove (syn.: refello, redarguo): res refutat id, Lucr. 2, 245; 2, 867: nemo te ita refutandum ut gravem adversarium arbitrabatur, Cic. Vatin. 1, 1: testes, id. Font. 1, 1: nostra confirmare argumentis ac rationibus, deinde contraria refutare, id. de Or. 2, 19, 80; so (opp. confirmare) Quint. 5, prooem. § 2: neque refutanda tantum, sed contemnenda, elevanda, ridenda sunt, id. 6, 4, 10: perjuria testimoniis, Cic. Font. 16, 35: oratio re multo magis quam verbis refutata, id. Imp. Pomp. 17, 52: infamiam pudicitiae posterae vitae castitate, Suet. Aug. 71: quos tum, ut pueri, refutare domesticis testibus solebamus, Cic. de Or. 2, 1, 2: a te refutentur, id. Fam. 9, 11, 2: tribunos oratione feroci, Liv. 2, 52 fin.

— Poet., with object-clause: si quis corpus sentire refutat, denies, Lucr. 3, 350.
 
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