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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
deny (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to declare untrue - deny an allegation
2.
to refuse to admit or acknowledge - disavow deny responsibility
3.
a) to give a negative answer to - denying the petitioners
b) to refuse to grant - deny a request
c) to restrain (oneself) from gratification of desires
4.
archaic - decline
5.
to refuse to accept the existence, truth, or validity of
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
deny (verb)
1.
to declare not to be true
SYNONIMS:
contradict, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, disown, gainsay, negate, negative, refute, reject, repudiate
RELATED WORDS:
traverse; challenge, confute, disprove, rebut; disagree (with), dispute
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; affirm, announce, assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verify
acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, concede, confirm, own
deny (verb)
2.
to be unwilling to grant
SYNONIMS:
decline, disallow, disapprove, negative, nix, refuse, reject, reprobate, withhold
RELATED WORDS:
ban, enjoin, forbid, prohibit, proscribe, veto; rebuff, repel, spurn; check, constrain, curb, hold, keep, repress, restrain, restrict; balk (at), hinder, impede, obstruct
NEAR ANTONYMS:
afford, furnish, give, provide, supply; authorize, commission, license ( licence); accede (to), acquiesce, agree (to), assent (to), consent (to), warrant; accord, sanction, vouchsafe
allow, concede, grant, let, OK ( okay), permit
deny (verb)
3.
to refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as one's responsibility
SYNONIMS:
deny, disavow, disown, repudiate
RELATED WORDS:
contradict, disallow, gainsay, negate, negative, refuse, reject; challenge, confute, criticize, disprove, rebut, refute; dispute, question; abdicate, abjure, recant, renounce, retract
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; admit, concede, confess, grant; affirm, announce, assert, aver, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verify
acknowledge, avow, claim, own, recognize
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