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Verb: deny  di'nI
  1. Declare untrue; contradict
    "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money"
  2. Refuse to accept or believe
    "He denied his fatal illness"
  3. Refuse to grant, as of a petition or request
    "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"
  4. Not allow (someone) to have
    "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance";
    - refuse
  5. Not allow oneself to have (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
    "She denied herself wine and spirits";
    - abnegate
  6. (law) Contradict formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
    - traverse
  7. Refuse to recognize or acknowledge
    "Peter denied Jesus"

Derived forms: denied, denying, denies

Type of: check, contain, contradict, contravene, control, curb, disavow, disown, hold, hold in, hold on, keep, keep back, mod [informal], moderate, negate, renounce, repudiate, withhold

Antonym: admit

Encyclopedia: Deny, attack, and reverse victim and offender