con-, 强调。-fut, 击，打，词源同beat, refute. 即对打的，驳斥的。
- confute: see beat
- confute (v.)
- 1520s, from Middle French confuter, from Latin confutare "repress, check; disprove, restrain, silence," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + *futare "to beat," from PIE root *bhau- "to strike, beat" (see batter (v.)). Related: Confuted; confuting.
- 1. He was unable to confute the debater.
[ confute 造句 ]