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Synonyms for deny
dɪˈnaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deny(verb)

    declare untrue; contradict

    "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money"

    Synonyms:
    abnegate, traverse, refuse

    Antonyms:
    grant, allow, acknowledge, admit

  2. deny(verb)

    refuse to accept or believe

    "He denied his fatal illness"

    Synonyms:
    abnegate, traverse, refuse

    Antonyms:
    admit, grant, acknowledge, allow

  3. deny(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    abnegate, traverse, refuse

    Antonyms:
    allow, grant, admit, acknowledge

  4. deny, refuse(verb)

    refuse to let have

    "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"

    Synonyms:
    defy, turn away, traverse, refuse, pass up, turn down, abnegate, decline, resist, reject

    Antonyms:
    admit, allow, grant, acknowledge

  5. deny, abnegate(verb)

    deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure

    "She denied herself wine and spirits"

    Synonyms:
    abnegate, traverse, refuse

    Antonyms:
    allow, admit, grant, acknowledge

  6. traverse, deny(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    traverse, cover, cut across, refuse, cross, sweep, span, get over, cut through, get across, track, pass over, abnegate

    Antonyms:
    acknowledge, allow, admit, grant

  7. deny(verb)

    refuse to recognize or acknowledge

    "Peter denied Jesus"

    Synonyms:
    abnegate, traverse, refuse

    Antonyms:
    admit, acknowledge, grant, allow

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deny

    Abjure, discard, forswear, recall, recant, renounce, retract, and revoke, like abandon, imply some previous connection. Renounce (Latin re, back, and nuntio, bear a message) is to declare against and give up formally and definitively; as, to renounce the pomps and vanities of the world. Recant (Latin re, back, and canto, sing) is to take back or deny formally and publicly, as a belief that one has held or professed. Retract (Latin re, back, and traho, draw) is to take back something that one has said as not true or as what one is not ready to maintain; as, to retract a charge or accusation; one recants what was especially his own, he retracts what was directed against another. Repudiate (Latin re, back, or away, and pudeo, feel shame) is primarily to renounce as shameful, hence to divorce, as a wife; thus in general to put away with emphatic and determined repulsion; as, to repudiate a debt. To deny is to affirm to be not true or not binding; as, to deny a statement or a relationship; or to refuse to grant as something requested; as, his mother could not deny him what he desired. To discard is to cast away as useless or worthless; thus, one discards a worn garment; a coquette discards a lover. Revoke (Latin re, back, and voco, call), etymologically the exact equivalent of the English recall, is to take back something given or granted; as, to revoke a command, a will, or a grant; recall may be used in the exact sense of revoke, but is often applied to persons, as revoke is not; we recall a messenger and revoke the order with which he was charged. Abjure (Latin ab, away, and juro, swear) is etymologically the exact equivalent of the Saxon forswear, signifying to put away formally and under oath, as an error, heresy, or evil practise, or a condemned and detested person. A man abjures his religion, recants his belief, abjures or renounces his allegiance, repudiates another's claim, renounces his own, retracts a false statement. A person may deny, disavow, disclaim, disown what has been truly or falsely imputed to him or supposed to be his. He may deny his signature, disavow the act of his agent, disown his child; he may repudiate a just claim or a base suggestion. A native of the United States can not abjure or renounce allegiance to the Queen of England, but will promptly deny or repudiate it. Compare ABANDON.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abjure, disavow, discard, disclaim, disown, forswear, recall, recant, refuse, reject, renounce, repudiate, retract, revoke

    Antonyms:
    acknowledge, advocate, assert, avow, cherish, claim, defend, hold, maintain, own, proclaim, retain, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deny

    Synonyms:
    refuse, reject, withhold, negative, contradict, gainsay, disclaim, disavow, disown, oppose

    Antonyms:
    grant, accept, concede, admit, affirm, confirm, afford, yield, indulge

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deny(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    contradict, gainsay, declare to be untrue

  2. deny(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    renounce, abjure, disown, disavow, abnegate, refuse to acknowledge

  3. deny(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    withhold, refuse to grant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deny(v)

    Synonyms:
    gainsay, contradict, disavow, disown, abjure, renounce, abnegate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    refuse, denies, deprive, negate, reject, withhold, denial, denied, refusing, refute, gainsay, prevent

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How to use deny in a sentence?

  1. Virginia Kice:

    ICE continues to work through diplomatic channels with its partners at the Department of State to increase repatriation, the U.S. government remains firm and focused in its resolve to engage all nations that deny or unreasonably delay the acceptance of their nationals.

  2. Carly Fiorina:

    Hillary Clinton tweets about women's rights in this country and takes money from governments that deny women the most basic human rights. Hillary Clinton tweets about equal pay for women but will not answer basic questions about Hillary Clinton own offices' pay standards -- and neither will our President, hillary may like hashtags. But she doesn't know what leadership means.

  3. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler:

    So far, I'm sad to say, I see a lot of senators voting for a coverup. Voting to deny witnesses and obviously a treacherous vote, a vote against an honest consideration of the evidence against the President. A vote against an honest trial. A vote against the United States.

  4. Hannah Arendt:

    If you ask a member of this generation two simple questions: How do you want the world to be in fifty years? and What do you want your life to be like five years from now? the answers are quite often preceded by Provided there is still a world and Provided I am still alive. To the often-heard question, Who are they, this new generation? one is tempted to answer, Those who hear the ticking. And to the other question, Who are they who utterly deny them? the answer may well be, Those who do not know, or refuse to face, things as they really are.

  5. Craig Hoover:

    We would deny any form of ‘pay to play policy’ is in place, formally or informally.


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