confute - Dictionary definition and meaning for word confute
CONFirm untUTh or prove to be false
CONFUTE=REFUTE....CONFUSE....when you confuse a person by your arguments and he has nothing to say after that, you prove the person to be wrong....
Sounds similar to 'refute' which again means 'prove to be false'
CONFUSE- i am confused so it may be wrong
confute= con(who)+ fute(eliminate),who is going to eliminate from the competion.