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To refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal
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  1. To refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal
  2. To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
To deny the statement of (a person)
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  1. To deny the statement of (a person)
  2. To speak in denial; oppose verbally
  3. To be contrary or opposed to; go against
To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
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  1. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
  2. To argue; debate
  3. To question the truth of; doubt
To prove to be false, invalid, or in error; refute.
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  1. To prove to be false, invalid, or in error; refute.
To speak or act against; oppose
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  1. To speak or act against; oppose
  2. To deny
  3. To contradict; to withsay; to deny, refute; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
To disclaim knowledge of, responsibility for, or association with:
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  1. To disclaim knowledge of, responsibility for, or association with:
  2. To assert to be wrong or of little value:
  3. To deny any knowledge or approval of, or responsibility for; disclaim; disown
To deny the validity of; repudiate:
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  1. To deny the validity of; repudiate:
  2. To give up or renounce any claim to or connection with
  3. To refuse to acknowledge or admit; deny; repudiate
To make negative:
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  1. To make negative:
  2. (Computers) To perform the machine logic operation NOT gate.
  3. To deny the existence or truth of
To refuse to have any dealings with.
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  1. To refuse to have any dealings with.
  2. To deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
  3. To refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
To act or be in violation of (a law, directive, or principle, for example); violate:
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  1. To act or be in violation of (a law, directive, or principle, for example); violate:
  2. To go against; oppose; conflict with; violate
  3. To disagree with in argument; contradict
To raise arguments against; voice opposition to.
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  1. To raise arguments against; voice opposition to.
  2. To argue about; debate; discuss
  3. To argue or reason against; contradict; deny; dispute
To renounce or deny something, especially under oath.
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  1. To renounce or deny something, especially under oath.
  2. To renounce on oath; promise earnestly to give up
  3. To decide or declare that one will not or will no longer use or be associated with (something):
(Now Rare) To recall
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  1. (Now Rare) To recall
  2. (Card Games) To fail to follow suit when required and able to do so; renege
  3. To invalidate or cause to no longer be in effect, as by voiding or canceling:
To withdraw or renounce (beliefs or statements formerly held), esp. in a formal or public manner
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  1. To withdraw or renounce (beliefs or statements formerly held), esp. in a formal or public manner
  2. To make a formal retraction or disavowal of (a statement or belief to which one has previously committed oneself).
To present opposing evidence or arguments.
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  1. To present opposing evidence or arguments.
  2. To contradict, refute, or oppose, esp. in a formal manner by argument, proof, etc., as in a debate
  3. To refute, especially by offering opposing evidence or arguments, as in a legal case:
To deny (something) to oneself:
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  1. To deny (something) to oneself:
  2. To give up (rights or a claim, for example); renounce.
To refuse; to offer sudden or harsh resistance; to turn down or shut out.
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  1. To refuse; to offer sudden or harsh resistance; to turn down or shut out.
  2. To reject bluntly, often disdainfully; snub:
  3. To refuse bluntly; snub
To take out or deduct (taxes, etc.) from wages or salary
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  1. To take out or deduct (taxes, etc.) from wages or salary
  2. To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
  3. To refrain from granting, permitting, etc.; refuse
To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
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  1. To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
  2. To refuse to take, agree to, accede to, use, believe, etc.
  3. To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
To stop short at (a fence, etc.), without jumping it
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  1. To stop short at (a fence, etc.), without jumping it
  2. To indicate unwillingness (to do something):
  3. To indicate unwillingness to do, accept, give, or allow:
To give up (a claim, right, belief, etc.), usually by a formal public statement
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  1. To give up (a claim, right, belief, etc.), usually by a formal public statement
  2. To decide or declare that one will no longer engage in (a practice) or use (something):
  3. To formally give up title to; to abandon (renounce title); to decline recognition of (renounce one’s duty to serve). To formally give up title to; to abandon (renounce title); to decline recognition of (renounce one’s duty to serve).
To play (a card not a trump and not in the suit led) when holding no cards in the suit led
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  1. To play (a card not a trump and not in the suit led) when holding no cards in the suit led
  2. To throw out (a playing card) from one's hand.
  3. To throw away, abandon, or get rid of as no longer valuable or useful
(Idiomatic) To object to; to disagree with.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To object to; to disagree with.
  2. (Idiomatic) To be offended by; to consider offensive.
Not believe; to exercise disbelief.
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  1. Not believe; to exercise disbelief.
  2. To refuse to believe; reject as untrue
  3. To refuse to believe or accept; reject:
(Archaic) To push or drive away contemptuously with or as with the foot
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  1. (Archaic) To push or drive away contemptuously with or as with the foot
  2. To show contempt or disdain in refusing or rejecting
  3. To refuse or reject with contempt or disdain; scorn
To regard as unlikely:
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  1. To regard as unlikely:
  2. (Archaic) To suspect; fear.
  3. To be undecided or skeptical about:
To forbid; prohibit; refuse consent to
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  1. To forbid; prohibit; refuse consent to
  2. The power of one branch of government to prohibit a certain action by another; for example, the chief executive’s right to refuse to sign a legislature-passed bill into law.
  3. To prevent or delay (a legislative bill) from becoming law by exercising the power of veto.
To be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on
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  1. To be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on
  2. To refuse to believe:
  3. To harm the good reputation of a person; to cause an idea or piece of evidence to seem false or unreliable.
(Law) To discontinue or reject (a claim or action)
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  1. (Law) To discontinue or reject (a claim or action)
  2. (Law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
  3. To refuse to accept or recognize; reject:
(Obs.) To attack physically
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  1. (Obs.) To attack physically
  2. To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument:
  3. To attack by argument or criticism; oppose or challenge as false or questionable
(Obs.) To make useless
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  1. (Obs.) To make useless
  2. To prove to be wrong or in error; refute decisively.
  3. To prove (a person, statement, etc.) to be in error or false; overcome by argument or proof
To cancel out
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  1. To cancel out
  2. To make valueless or useless; bring to nothing
  3. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
To renounce under oath; forswear.
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  1. To renounce under oath; forswear.
  2. To recant solemnly; renounce or repudiate:
  3. To give up (rights, allegiance, etc.) under oath; renounce
To deny the truth or validity of
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  1. To deny the truth or validity of
  2. To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof:
  3. To prove (an argument or statement) to be false or wrong, by argument or evidence
  1. To deny, contradict or repudiate
  2. (Law) To refuse to abide by (a contract, agreement, etc.); repudiate
  3. To reject (a determination or obligation that is subject to approval).
(Idiomatic) to prove something to be false; to refute
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  1. (Idiomatic) to prove something to be false; to refute
To be contrary or opposed to; go against
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  1. To be contrary or opposed to; go against
  2. To deny the statement of (a person)
  3. To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite:
To act or be in violation of (a law, directive, or principle, for example); violate:
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  1. To act or be in violation of (a law, directive, or principle, for example); violate:
  2. To go against; oppose; conflict with; violate
  3. To disagree with in argument; contradict
To raise arguments against; voice opposition to.
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  1. To raise arguments against; voice opposition to.
  2. To argue about; debate; discuss
  3. To argue or reason against; contradict; deny; dispute
To deny or contradict (a former statement)
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  1. To deny or contradict (a former statement)
  2. To reject (a determination or obligation that is subject to approval).
  3. (Law) To refuse to abide by (a contract, agreement, etc.); repudiate
To declare to be false; deny.
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  1. To declare to be false; deny.
  2. To speak or act against; oppose
  3. To oppose (someone), especially by contradiction:
To make negative:
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  1. To make negative:
  2. To deny the existence or truth of
  3. (Computers) To perform the machine logic operation NOT gate.
Having the electric charge or voltage less than zero.
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  1. Having the electric charge or voltage less than zero.
  2. To prove false; disprove
  3. Devoid of evidence of a suspected condition or disease, as a diagnostic test.
To oppose with argument; criticize adversely; call in question
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  1. To oppose with argument; criticize adversely; call in question
To turn (a gun, lathe, etc.) laterally; swivel
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  1. To turn (a gun, lathe, etc.) laterally; swivel
  2. To move to the side or back and forth.
  3. To cause to move laterally on a pivot; swivel:
To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
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  1. To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
  2. To refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal
To decline to do, give, or grant
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  1. To decline to do, give, or grant
  2. To indicate unwillingness (to do something):
  3. To indicate unwillingness to do, accept, give, or allow:
(Idiomatic) To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.
  2. (Idiomatic) To refuse, decline, or deny.
  3. (Idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.
To take out or deduct (taxes, etc.) from wages or salary
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  1. To take out or deduct (taxes, etc.) from wages or salary
  2. To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
  3. To refrain from granting, permitting, etc.; refuse
To disclaim knowledge of, responsibility for, or association with:
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  1. To disclaim knowledge of, responsibility for, or association with:
  2. To assert to be wrong or of little value:
  3. To deny any knowledge or approval of, or responsibility for; disclaim; disown
To give up or renounce any claim to or connection with
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  1. To give up or renounce any claim to or connection with
  2. To deny the validity of; repudiate:
  3. To refuse to acknowledge or admit; deny; repudiate
To refuse to acknowledge as one's own; repudiate; cast off
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  1. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own; repudiate; cast off
  2. To refuse to own or to refuse to acknowledge one’s own.
  3. To refuse to acknowledge or accept as one's own; repudiate.
To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
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  1. To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
  2. To refuse to give sufficient parental affection or care to (a child or young animal).
  3. To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
To give up, relinquish, or reject something.
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  1. To give up, relinquish, or reject something.
  2. To give up (a claim, right, belief, etc.), usually by a formal public statement
  3. To formally give up title to; to abandon (renounce title); to decline recognition of (renounce one’s duty to serve). To formally give up title to; to abandon (renounce title); to decline recognition of (renounce one’s duty to serve).
To refuse to have any dealings with.
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  1. To refuse to have any dealings with.
  2. To refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
  3. To reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust:

Synonym Study

  • Impugn implies a direct, forceful attack against that which one calls into question she impugned his motives
  • Contradict not only implies emphatic denial, but, in addition, often suggests belief or evidence that the opposite or contrary is true the facts contradict his statement
  • To gainsay is to dispute what a person says or to challenge the person saying it facts that cannot be gainsaid
  • Deny implies a refusal to accept as true, real, valid, existent, or tenable he denied the charge
Find another word for deny. In this page you can discover 74 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for deny, like: disallow, contradict, dispute, disagree-with, disprove, gainsay, disavow, disclaim, negate, repudiate and contravene.