Definition of prove someone wrong in English:

prove someone wrong


  • Show that what someone says is wrong or incorrect.

    ‘if you can prove me wrong let me know and I'll update the review’
    • ‘The next century's discoveries would prove them right or wrong.’
    • ‘Science is a marketplace of ideas, where good ideas must be proven wrong in order to be replaced by better ones.’
    • ‘Last Friday, you sure were proved wrong then.’
    • ‘Some of the bets on future outcomes are proven to be wrong.’
    • ‘Critics of the policy, who had predicted civil war, were proven wrong.’
    • ‘Pessimists who say mergers often destroy shareholder value will be proved wrong, he says.’
    • ‘Politicians love few things more than seeing their enemies proven wrong.’
    • ‘Needless to say, the statement roused a feisty spirit intent on proving her husband wrong.’
    • ‘They are not corrupted by him, they just enjoy watching him prove others wrong.’
    • ‘Having his eyes opened to the brother's real character, he was hoping to not be proven wrong about the sister.’
    refute, show to be wrong, rebut, confute, give the lie to, demolish, discredit
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