Synonyms of deny


1. deny, contradict, negate, contravene

usage: declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money"

2. deny, disown, renounce, repudiate

usage: refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness"

3. deny, withhold, keep back

usage: 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"

4. deny, refuse, keep, hold on

usage: refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"

5. deny, abnegate, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate

usage: deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits"

6. traverse, deny

usage: deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit

7. deny, disavow

usage: refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"

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Definition and meaning of deny (Dictionary)