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Synonyms for deny
dɪˈnaɪde·ny

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. denyverb

    declare untrue; contradict

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

    Synonyms:
    abnegate, traverse, refuse

    Antonyms:
    grant, allow, acknowledge, admit

  2. denyverb

    refuse to accept or believe

    "He denied his fatal illness"

    Synonyms:
    abnegate, traverse, refuse

    Antonyms:
    admit, grant, acknowledge, allow

  3. denyverb

    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, refuseverb

    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, abnegateverb

    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, denyverb

    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. denyverb

    refuse to recognize or acknowledge

    "Peter denied Jesus"

    Synonyms:
    abnegate, traverse, refuse

    Antonyms:
    admit, acknowledge, grant, allow

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. denyverb

    Synonyms:
    contradict, gainsay, declare to be untrue

  2. denyverb

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

  3. denyverb

    Synonyms:
    withhold, refuse to grant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. denyverb

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

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How to use deny in a sentence?

  1. Herman Cain:

    I'm not going to drop out because they are recycling the unfounded accusation from nearly eight years ago, i did know her. I don't deny that. I deny an affair.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Without desires, you are dead, like a ghost that sees only reality. 2. It's amazing how we choose our own reality, what does it mean that we want to live in an illusory lie, or to see only what we want to see in individual reality, denying the divine reality of nature. To live in an artificial reality of our vices and instincts. To squeeze bodily pleasures out of her when, as spiritual pleasures, as opposed to bodily pleasures, are eternal. We deny our lives by plunging into the illusion of emptiness. Lies from our illusory dreams become reality. Lying out of self-deception becomes our sight. 3. Life is a memory, it is memories, life is a recording on an energy tape, because life is in the past. 4. Life is not a body, but a soul, life is energy in emptiness. 5. Life consists of recording thoughts, from confusion and naivety. 6. Life goes through a karmic evolution of awareness, over and over again in retro deja vu recordings. Karmic incubator of evolution in one moment of life that you experience over and over again, you grow up when you want to take the side of goodness and light. 7. Life is karmic nostalgia. A karmic foodie looking for adventure. Life is the philosophical energy of a buffet of feelings and emotions. 8. Melanin and anthropological, genetic adaptation of philosophical culture, created the illusion of hierarchical aesthetics, external and internal obsession with perfectionism, animal ego of the Olympics, where envy and self-doubt creates a dead end in evolution. 9. Cultural vandalism of the hype of the media, media and the Internet in pop culture, science, art, where instead of discoveries, attracting attention and appropriating other people's merits, this is the cancer of evolution. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Ahmed Korayem:

    People tend to deny their personal truths because it makes them feel ugly. People will do anything to feel beautiful, even if it means having to lie to themselves

  4. Tim Horn:

    We see no reason to push back against commercial payers or Medicaid programs that would move to prefer generic Truvada (for prevention), provided there are guard-rails that do not deny access to Descovy for those who need Descovy.

  5. Ben Carson:

    I've realized where my success has come from, and I don't in anyway deny my faith in God.


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