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.

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