Another word for refuse
refuse 1decline reject spurn rebuffSearch Thesaurus
These verbs all mean to be unwilling to accept, consider, or receive someone or something. Refuse usually implies determination and often brusqueness: “The commander . . . refused to discuss questions of right” (George Bancroft). “I'll make him an offer he can't refuse” (Mario Puzo). To decline is to refuse courteously: “I declined election to the National Institute of Arts and Letters . . . and now I must decline the Pulitzer Prize” (Sinclair Lewis). Reject suggests the discarding of someone or something as defective or useless; it implies categoric refusal: “He again offered himself for enlistment and was again rejected” (Arthur S.M. Hutchinson). To spurn is to reject scornfully or contemptuously: “The more she spurns my love,/The more it grows” ( Shakespeare). Rebuff pertains to blunt, often disdainful rejection: “He had . . . gone too far in his advances, and had been rebuffed” (Robert Louis Stevenson).
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To be unwilling to accept, consider, or receive:decline, dismiss, reject, spurn, turn down. (Slang) nix. Idiom: turn thumbs down on. See accept
To be unwilling to grant:deny, disallow, turn down, withhold. See accept