QOTD - English - Select the word most opposite in meaning to the word 'DEBUNK'

2019-08-23 | Abhilash Singh


   A. Expose

   B. Explode

   C. Confirm

   D. Challenge


The meaning of the word, “debunk” is, “to expose the falseness or hollowness of something or someone”.

Let us look at the meaning of the words provided to see which word is opposite in meaning to the word in question:

  • Explode means to show (a belief or theory) to be false or unfounded.
  • Expose means to reveal the true nature of something or someone.
  • Confirm means to establish the truth or correctness of something.
  • Challenge refers to proving or justifying something.

From the above meanings, we can see that the words, “expose”, “explode” and “challenge” are similar in meaning to the given word. The only word, opposite in meaning to “debunk” is “confirm”. All the other words, can, therefore, be eliminated.

Hence, (C) is the correct answer.

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Abhilash Singh

Joined On : 08-Aug-19

Abhilash is an academician with keen interests in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Astronomy. He writes to help readers lucidly understand the topic. Being active in the domain of competitive exams, he helps students by providing the latest and relevant update and knowledge of the subjects. He is a postgraduate of Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University, USA.



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