Definitions for: Deny

[v] declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money"
[v] refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness"
[v] refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"
[v] deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
[v] refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"
[v] deny oneself (something); restrain, esp. from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits"
[v] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: De*ny", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denied; p. pr. & vb. n.
Denying.] [OE. denien, denaien, OF. denier, deneer, F.
d['e]nier, fr. L. denegare; de- + negare to say no, deny. See
1. To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; --
opposed to affirm, allow, or admit.

Note: We deny what another says, or we deny the truth of an
assertion, the force of it, or the assertion itself.

2. To refuse (to do something or to accept something); to
reject; to decline; to renounce. [Obs.] ``If you deny to
dance.'' --Shak.

3. To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or
yield to; as, to deny a request.

Who finds not Providence all good and wise, Alike in
what it gives, and what denies? --Pope.

To some men, it is more agreeable to deny a vicious
inclination, than to gratify it. --J. Edwards.

4. To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the
like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to

The falsehood of denying his opinion. --Bancroft.

Thou thrice denied, yet thrice beloved. --Keble.

To deny one's self, to decline the gratification of
appetites or desires; to practice self-denial.

Let him deny himself, and take up his cross. --Matt.
xvi. 24.

De*ny", v. i.
To answer in ??? negative; to declare an assertion not to be

Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was
afraid. --Gen. xviii.

Synonyms: refuse, traverse

Antonyms: acknowledge, admit, allow, grant

See Also: abnegate, check, contain, contradict, contravene, control, curb, disavow, disclaim, hold, hold in, hold on, keep, keep back, moderate, negate, renounce, repudiate, withhold

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