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Definition 1: declare untrue; contradict - [verb of communication]

Samples where deny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He denied the allegations
  • She denied that she had taken money

(deny is a kind of ...) deny the truth of

(... is a kind of deny ) make a disclaimer about

"He disclaimed any responsibility"

(... is a kind of deny ) reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust

"She repudiated the accusations"

(... is a kind of deny ) refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with

"Her husband disavowed her after 30 years of marriage and six children"

Definition 2: refuse to accept or believe - [verb of communication]

Samples where deny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He denied his fatal illness

(deny is a kind of ...) cast off

"She renounced her husband" "The parents repudiated their son"

(... is a kind of deny ) deny or renounce

"They abnegated their gods"

Definition 3: refuse to recognize or acknowledge - [verb of communication]

Samples where deny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Peter denied Jesus

(deny is a kind of ...) refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with

"Her husband disavowed her after 30 years of marriage and six children"

Definition 4: deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for deny in the sense of this definition

(deny belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system

"he studied law at Yale"

Definition 5: refuse to let have - [verb of possession]

Samples where deny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She denies me every pleasure
  • he denies her her weekly allowance

Synonyms for deny in the sense of this definition

(deny is a kind of ...) retain possession of

"Can I keep my old stuffed animals?" "She kept her maiden name after she married"

(... is a kind of deny ) hold back; refuse to hand over or share

"The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"

(deny has a similar meaning as ...) deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure

"She denied herself wine and spirits"

Definition 6: refuse to grant, as of a petition or request - [verb of possession]

Samples where deny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(deny is a kind of ...) hold back; refuse to hand over or share

"The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"

Definition 7: deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure - [verb of possession]

Samples where deny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She denied herself wine and spirits

Synonyms for deny in the sense of this definition

(deny is a kind of ...) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

"moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"

(deny has a similar meaning as ...) refuse to let have

"She denies me every pleasure" "he denies her her weekly allowance"

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