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refuse1

re·fuse1

refuse1

 
 
pronunciation:
rih fyuz
part of speech: verb
inflections: refused, refuses, refusing
definition 1: to not accept or agree to something; to say "no."
The bank refused his request for a loan.
synonyms:
deny, reject
antonyms:
accept, provide
similar words:
disapprove, resist
definition 2: to say "no" to doing something; to say that you are not willing.
I refused to tell them my phone number.
similar words:
deny, object to
derivation: refusable (adj.)