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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

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How to use deny in a sentence?

  1. Border Protection chief Mark Morgan:

    Those individuals who do make it to the United States that don't have travel documents... we're going to apply discretion on a case-by-case basis. We're not going to deny somebody solely because they don't have travel documents.

  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. Chris Murphy:

    He has essentially ceded the Middle East to Russian interests. He has accomplished more in the undermining of NATO than Russia has in the last 20 years, and he continues to effectively deny that they have an ongoing political operation here in the United States that, by and large, is intended to support President Donald Trump and President Donald Trump allies.

  4. Phyllis McGinley:

    Who could deny that privacy is a jewel? It has always been the mark of privilege, the distinguishing feature of a truly urbane culture. Out of the cave, the tribal teepee, the pueblo, the community fortress, man emerged to build himself a house of his own with a shelter in it for himself and his diversions. Every age has seen it so. The poor might have to huddle together in cities for need's sake, and the frontiersman cling to his neighbors for the sake of protection. But in each civilization, as it advanced, those who could afford it chose the luxury of a withdrawing-place.

  5. Unknown:

    If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.


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