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deny

de·ny

deny

 
 
pronunciation:
dih naI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: denied, denies, denying
definition 1: to say that something is not true; refuse to agree with.
I denied that I had broken the lamp.He said she was clumsy, and she denied it.
synonyms:
challenge, contradict, dispute
antonyms:
accept, acknowledge, admit, affirm, assert, claim, concede, confess, confirm, grant, own
similar words:
argue, contend, disapprove, object, oppose, question, reject
definition 2: to refuse to give or provide.
My parents denied my request for a larger allowance.
synonyms:
decline, refuse
antonyms:
grant
similar words:
deprive, forbid, overrule, prohibit, withhold
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