Latin refutare to check, suppress, refute
- 1: to prove wrong by argument or evidence : show to be false or erroneous
- 2: to deny the truth or accuracy of <refuted the allegations>
- Older Noun ca.1350
- 1. Shelter or protection from trouble or danger. refuge
- 2. A person who or thing which provides shelter, aid, or protection
- 3. A place of safety or security
- 4. A means or source of protection, aid, shelter, etc.