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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(v. t.) To disprove and overthrow by argument, evidence, or countervailing proof; to prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; as, to refute arguments; to refute testimony; to refute opinions or theories; to refute a disputant.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
REFUTE

re-fut': Only in Jude 1:22, the American Revised Version margin "And some refute while they dispute with you," where the Revised Version (British and American) in the text reads "And on some have mercy, who are in doubt."

The Greek text of Jude 1:22, 23 is very uncertain, being given very differently in the various manuscripts. the Revised Version (British and American) text follows the two oldest manuscripts, Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus. Instead of eleate, "have mercy," the reading elegchete, "refute," "convict," has the powerful support of Codex Alexandrinus, Codex Ephraemi, the best cursives, Vulgate, Memphitic, Armenian and Ethiopian versions, and is placed in the text by Lachmann, Tischendorf, and Tregelles (Westcott-Hort in list of "Suspected Readings" says: "Some primitive error probable: perhaps the first eleate an interpolation"). Compare Jude 1:15, where the same Greek word occurs in the same sense (the King James Version "convince," the Revised Version (British and American) "convict"); compare also 1 Timothy 5:20 Titus 1:9, where the same idea of refuting the sinful occurs.

D. Miall Edwards

Greek
471. anteipon -- to speak against
... rebuts). Word Origin from anti and eipon Definition to speak against NASB Word
Usage refute (1), say in reply (1). oppose, refute. From ...
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1246. diakatelegchomai -- to confute completely
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diakatelegchomai Phonetic Spelling:
(dee-ak-at-el-eng'-khom-ahee) Short Definition: I utterly refute Definition: I ...
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1651. elegcho -- to expose, convict, reprove
... Definition to expose, convict, reprove NASB Word Usage convict (2), convicted (2),
convicts (1), expose (1), exposed (2), rebuke (1), refute (1), reprimanded (1 ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7725. shub -- to turn back, return
... 2), recalls* (1), receded (1), recompense (1), recompense* (1), recompensed (4),
recovered (4), refreshes (1), refund (3), refuse (4), refute (1), regain (1 ...
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The Movements of Athanasius Refute this Charge.
... Chapter II. 4. The movements of Athanasius refute this charge. This certainly
is sufficient for proof, yet suffer me nevertheless ...
/.../select works and letters or athanasius/4 the movements of athanasius.htm

That I May Refute More Thoroughly These Charges, I Will Show that ...
... Chapter IX. That I may refute more thoroughly these charges, I will show
that in part openly� That I may refute more thoroughly ...
//christianbookshelf.org/tertullian/apology/chapter ix that i may.htm

We have Now, Then, to Refute that Statement of his which Runs as ...
... Chapter II. We have now, then, to refute that statement of his which runs
as follows� We have now, then, to refute that statement ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/origen/origen against celsus/chapter ii we have now.htm

If, However, any one Thinks to Refute Our Argument on this Ground. ...
... IV."Apologetic Works. Chapter XXX. If, however, any one thinks to refute
our argument on this ground� If, however, any one thinks ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/chapter xxx if however any.htm

After These Remarks of Celsus, which we have done Our Best to ...
... Chapter LIII. After these remarks of Celsus, which we have done our best
to refute� After these remarks of Celsus, which we have ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter liii after these remarks.htm

What Evil Is. That Evil is that which is against Nature. In ...
... On the Morals of the Manichæans. Chapter 2. "What Evil is. That Evil is that Which
is Against Nature. In Allowing This, the Manichæans Refute Themselves. ...
/.../chapter 2 name evil is.htm

Of Sins, and the Verses of the Sibyls Respecting them Recited.
... This is what I had to say, most beloved Donatus, respecting the anger of God, that
you might know how to refute those who represent God as being without ...
/.../chap xxii of sins and the.htm

by what Argument it is Proved that those who are Distinguished by ...
... the principal part of superstitions, I have taken away the whole, yet it pleases
me to follow up the remaining parts, and more fully to refute so inveterate a ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap xvi by what argument.htm

The Littleness of the Human Mind a Ground of Hope.
... It is not to do some great thing"it is simply to refute the sophism of the atheist. ...
We repeat, it is simply to refute and explode the sophism of the atheist. ...
/.../a theodicy or vindication of the divine glory/section iv the littleness of.htm

Cix. Jewish Rulers Seek to Ensnare Jesus.
... [This favorite argument of the Sadducees could not be successfully answered by the
Pharisees because they could not refute the assumption that marriage is ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/cix jewish rulers seek to 2.htm

Thesaurus
Refute (6 Occurrences)
... (vt) To disprove and overthrow by argument, evidence, or countervailing proof; to
prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; as, to refute arguments; to ...
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Ephesians (4 Occurrences)
... Contents of. The Epistle to the Colossians is mainly polemical, designed to refute
certain theosophic errors that had crept into the church there. ...
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Refusing (21 Occurrences)

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Vanquish (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (vt) To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy. 2. (vt) Hence, to
defeat in any contest; to get the better of; to put down; to refute. ...
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Reprove (35 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To convince. 2. (vt) To disprove; to refute. 3.
(vt) To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure. ...
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Rout (6 Occurrences)
... Job 32:13 Beware lest you say,'We have found wisdom, God may refute him, not man;'
(See NAS). Psalms 78:66 He struck his adversaries backward. ...
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Refuted (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Refute. Multi-Version Concordance
Refuted (2 Occurrences). Acts 18:28 for he powerfully ...
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Evidently (4 Occurrences)
... Trench remarks (New Testament Synonyms), "in juristic Greek elegchein is not merely
to reply to, but to refute, an opponent." Hence, the Vulgate (Jerome's ...
/e/evidently.htm - 10k

Ebionites
... These opponents were not generally very careful to apprehend exactly the
views of those whose opinions they undertook to refute. ...
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Evidence (41 Occurrences)
... Trench remarks (New Testament Synonyms), "in juristic Greek elegchein is not merely
to reply to, but to refute, an opponent." Hence, the Vulgate (Jerome's ...
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Concordance
Refute (6 Occurrences)

Luke 21:15
for I will give to you a mouth and wisdom that all your opposers shall not be able to refute or resist.
(YLT NAS)

Titus 1:9
clinging to the faithful word according to the doctrine taught, that he may be able both to encourage with sound teaching and refute gainsayers.
(DBY NAS NIV)

Job 32:3
Also his wrath was kindled against his three friends, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
(See NIV)

Job 32:13
Beware lest you say,'We have found wisdom, God may refute him, not man;'
(WEB NIV)

Job 33:5
If you can, answer me. Set your words in order before me, and stand forth.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 54:17
No instrument of war which is formed against you will be of any use; and every tongue which says evil against you will be judged false. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness comes from me, says the Lord.
(See NIV)

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