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’
    • ‘Last Friday, you sure were proved wrong then.’
    • ‘Needless to say, the statement roused a feisty spirit intent on proving her husband wrong.’
    • ‘Science is a marketplace of ideas, where good ideas must be proven wrong in order to be replaced by better ones.’
    • ‘Politicians love few things more than seeing their enemies proven wrong.’
    • ‘They are not corrupted by him, they just enjoy watching him prove others wrong.’
    • ‘The next century's discoveries would prove them right or wrong.’
    • ‘Some of the bets on future outcomes are proven to be wrong.’
    • ‘Pessimists who say mergers often destroy shareholder value will be proved wrong, he says.’
    • ‘Critics of the policy, who had predicted civil war, were proven 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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