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dis·prove

disprove

 
pronunciation:
dIs pruv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: disproves, disproving, disproved
definition: to prove to be not true or valid.
I can disprove her claim that she saw us letting the air out of her tires.
antonyms:
establish, prove
similar words:
deny, dispute, overturn
derivations: disprovable (adj.), disprover (n.)
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The word disprove contains the following parts:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-
 
prob, prov, -prove Latin root that means good; test, prove