Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To put down by argument; disprove; contradict; refute.
  • To accuse; blame.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Archaic To disprove; to refute; toconfute; to reprove; to convict.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Scotland, transitive To defeat (someone) in an argument.
  • verb Scotland, transitive To refute, rebut (a proposition, argument etc.).

Etymologies

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From French rédarguer, or its source Latin redarguere, from re- + arguere ‘argue’.

Examples

  • Holy Spirit amongst them; and consequently could not but reprove and redargue the world of sin, because they believed not in him.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

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