Definitions for deny

Definitions for (verb) deny

Main entry: deny

Definition: declare untrue; contradict

Usage: He denied the allegations; She denied that she had taken money

Main entry: deny

Definition: refuse to accept or believe

Usage: He denied his fatal illness

Main entry: deny

Definition: refuse to recognize or acknowledge

Usage: Peter denied Jesus

Main entry: traverse, deny

Definition: deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit

Main entry: deny, refuse

Definition: refuse to let have

Usage: She denies me every pleasure; he denies her her weekly allowance

Main entry: deny, abnegate

Definition: deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure

Usage: She denied herself wine and spirits

Main entry: deny

Definition: refuse to grant, as of a petition or request

Usage: The dean denied the students' request for more physics courses; the prisoners were denied the right to exercise for more than 2 hours a day

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