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Definitions of deny

  1. deny oneself ( something); restrain, esp. from indulging in some pleasure; " She denied herself wine and spirits"
  2. 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"
  3. declare untrue; contradict; " He denied the allegations"; " She denied that she had taken money"
  4. refuse to accept or believe; " He denied his fatal illness"
  5. refuse to recognize or acknowledge; " Peter denied Jesus"
  6. deny formally ( an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
  7. refuse to let have; " She denies me every pleasure"; " he denies her her weekly allowance"
  8. deny oneself ( something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; " She denied herself wine and spirits"
  9. To refuse ( to do something or to accept something); to reject; to decline; to renounce.
  10. To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or yield to; as, to deny a request.
  11. To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.
  12. To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; - opposed to affirm, allow, or admit.
  13. To answer in negative; to declare an assertion not to be true.
  14. To refuse to believe or admit; contradict; to withhold.
  15. To gainsay or declare not to be true: to reject: to disown:- pr. p. denying; pa. p. denied.
  16. To gainsay; declare untrue; reject; refuse.
  17. To declare to be untrue; disown; refute; forbid; answer in the negative.
  18. To gainsay; to contradict; to refuse to grant; to withhold; to disown. To deny one's self to practise self- denial; to abstain from.
  19. To declare untrue; to contradict; to disown; to refuse; to reject; not to afford.
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Antonyms for deny

accede, hand out, attribute, dole out, come round, distribute, assent, allot, vest, suppose, cherish, impute, require, suffer, afford, retain, contain, verify, include, assign, profess, specify, certify, divide, submit, acknowledge, finalize, maintain, take in, authenticate, coincide, deliver, harmonize, ratify, disclose, implore, state, espouse, cloy, own, content, announce, ask, demand, portion out, declare, glut, hypothesize, indulge, prorate, commission, involve, endorse, accord, qualify, defend, beseech, fess, O.K., admit, connect, beg, claim, supplicate, entail, presume, confirm, pray, fill, vindicate, provide, stand by, authorize, supply, protest, entertain, set apart, trot out, request, green light, encompass, sate, formalize, vouchsafe, insist, petition, destine, give, satisfy, comprehend, inform, surfeit, hypothecate, acquiesce, hold, suffice, approve, accept, aver, corroborate, charter, grant, give up, assume, validate, presuppose, substantiate, extend, mete out, avow, entreat, administer, recognize, proclaim, allege, advocate, license, connive, depose, appoint, argue, testify, agree, Homologate, consent, subsume, concur, combine, satiate, witness, apportion, select, bear out, embrace, carry, ration, ascribe, approbate, solicit, contend, assert, empower, affirm, adopt, sanction, allocate, confess, invest, subscribe, uphold, award, set forth, avouch, Mete, attest, yield, swear, predicate, accredit, dispense, furnish, comply, allow, let, warrant, permit, crave, enable, concede.

Quotes of deny

  1. But either way you cannot deny the sales and what we did. – Steve Brown
  2. In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it. – Charles Caleb Colton
  3. I'm not going to deny it. I'm a neat person, there's no question. But I don't become obsessed with it. – Courteney Cox
  4. The logical man must either deny all miracles or none, and our American Indian myths and hero stories are perhaps, in themselves, quite as credible as those of the Hebrews of old. – Charles Eastman
  5. To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible. – James Anthony Froude
  6. A coldly rationalist individualist can deny that he has any obligation to make sacrifices for the future. – Garrett Hardin
  7. On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  8. Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me. – Zora Neale Hurston
  9. He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent. – Karl Kraus
  10. The more we deny that we have a dark side, the more power it has over us. – Sheryl Lee
  11. In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny – John Stuart Mill
  12. Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head -on. – Alice Duer Miller
  13. What I do deny is that you can build any enduring society without some such mystical ethos. – Herbert Read
  14. Of course, the way writers think about those things is almost certain to be affected by their own cultural background, and it would be hard to deny that, for whatever reasons, a lot of SF writers come from Anglo or European backgrounds. – Stanley Schmidt
  15. It is impossible to deny that Christians and Muslims have a common agenda here: both faiths have at their heart the living image of a community raised up by God's call to reveal to the world what God's purpose is for humanity. – Rowan D. Williams

Usage examples for deny

  1. Do you deny that you killed him? – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  2. And can we deny that it was so? – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  3. You deny him the happiness you wish him! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. You can no longer deny it. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  5. She has tried to deny her heart- she has tried to put other things above her love, but she knows now that she cannot. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  6. I would not deny it! – The Feast of St. Friend by Arnold Bennett
  7. Does he deny this? – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  8. It is yours, Tonelli, don't deny it." – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  9. Do not deny me this. – Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories by Louisa M. Alcott
  10. " I have no wish to deny the fact," was the steady answer. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  11. " You get her to deny that she has said over and over again that she never wanted children, that her marriage was a mistake! – Sisters by Kathleen Norris
  12. I don't care; it's the truth, and you can't deny it! – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  13. " I can't say that," Mrs. Crane looked very serious, " nor can I deny it. – The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
  14. " No, and I ain't going to deny it. – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  15. Many a common reader will wonder, who can have been ignorant enough to deny it. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  16. " Well, as long as you say so I may as well admit as I was thinkin' that very thing myself," said Susan; " but far be it from me to have said such a thing myself of myself, Mrs. Lathrop- but as long as you say it I can't but remark as no one in their senses could deny its bein' true o' me." – Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs by Anne Warner
  17. Don't deny it, for I am a woman and I know! – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  18. I can deny anything. – Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: The Moth and the Flame by Clyde Fitch
  19. See if he'll deny it then! – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  20. Do you deny that you are Monsieur de Roquemaure? – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton

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