One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a low turnout invalidated the ballot’
render invalid, void, nullify, annul, negate, cancel, quash, veto, overturn, overrule, override, undo, reverse
revoke, rescind, abolish, repeal, repudiate, terminate
2‘this case is exceptional, and does not invalidate the general argument’
disprove, prove to be false, show to be false, refute, explode, contradict, rebut, negate, gainsay, belie, give the lie to, discredit, expose, debunk, knock the bottom out of, drive a coach and horses through
weaken, undermine, compromise
informal shoot full of holes, shoot down, shoot down in flames
formal confute, negative
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