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Another word for deny

  1. To refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of

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  3. To be unwilling to grant

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  5. To refuse to recognize or acknowledge

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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