from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To declare untrue; assert to be false.
- transitive verb To refuse to believe; reject.
- transitive verb To refuse to recognize or acknowledge; disavow.
- transitive verb To decline to grant or allow; refuse.
- transitive verb To give a refusal to; turn down or away.
- transitive verb To restrain (oneself) especially from indulgence in pleasures.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To say “no” or “nay” to; gainsay; contradict.
- To declare to be untrue or untenable; reject as false or erroneous; refuse to admit, accept, or believe: as, to
denyan accusation, or the truth of a statement or a theory; to deny a, doctrine.
- To refuse; refuse to grant or give; withhold or withhold from: as, to
denybread to the hungry; to deny a request.
- To reject as non-existent or unreal; refuse to believe in the existence of; disallow the reality of.
- To refuse access to; keep from being seen; withhold from view or intercourse: as, he denied himself to visitors.
- To refuse to acknowledge; disavow; renounce; disown.
- To forbid.
- To contradict; repel; disprove.
- Synonyms To disclaim, renounce, abjure.
- To answer in the negative; refuse to comply.
- noun Denial.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To answer in ��� negative; to declare an assertion not to be true.
- transitive verb To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; -- opposed to
affirm, allow, or admit.
- transitive verb obsolete To refuse (to do something or to accept something); to reject; to decline; to renounce.
- transitive verb To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or yield to.
- transitive verb To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.
- transitive verb to decline the gratification of appetites or desires; to practice self-denial.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To not allow.
- verb transitive To assert that something is not true.
- verb transitive To
- verb transitive to
refuseto give or grant something to someone
- verb sports, transitive To prevent from scoring.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb refuse to let have
- verb deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
- verb refuse to recognize or acknowledge
- verb declare untrue; contradict
- verb refuse to grant, as of a petition or request
- verb refuse to accept or believe
- verb deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
But whosoever shall deny me before men, _him will I also deny_ before my Father which is in heaven "(Ibid, 32, 33).
"Had Congress wished to bar private employers from discriminating against debtors in their hiring decisions, it could have done so by adding the phrase 'deny employment' to [the law] when it amended [the law] in 1994 and again in 2005."
But one thing I can't deny is that Elena's interactions with the seven were highly entertaining.
What I do deny is that we have been inconsistent with respect to our view of the Constitution.
Meanwhile, Repugs time and again deny our heros aid and exploit the tragety every single chance they get.
What I deny is that it had anything to do with a ‘free market’.
One thing Hillary Clinton supporters can not deny is Obama's campaign has been much more disciplined and effective, has had no turn-over in key campaign ranks, has properly managed its finances, versus the circus that is Hillary Clinton's campaign, surprising considering her "experience" should have got her a better campaign staff.
Having supported the Clintons and lived through the Clinton years, I have no desire to listen to them blame, complain deny and lie again.
One thing no one can deny is how direspectful the media has been against clinton.
What I deny is that either Ho Chi Minh or Che were any sense their moral equivalents.