Definitions for: Disprove

[v] prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*prove", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disproved; p. pr. &
vb. n. Disproving.] [Pref. dis- + prove: cf. OF.
1. To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.

That false supposition I advanced in order to
disprove it. --Atterbury.

2. To disallow; to disapprove of. [Obs.] --Stirling.

Synonyms: confute

Antonyms: demonstrate, establish, prove, shew, show

See Also: contradict, controvert, explode, falsify, negate, rebut, refute

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