Synonyms for refuse
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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.
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garbage, refuse, food waste, scrapsverb
food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
show unwillingness towards
"he declined to join the group on a hike"
refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, declineverb
refuse to accept
"He refused my offer of hospitality"
freeze off, reject, rule out, go down, deny, resist, worsen, winnow out, lower, correct, decline, lour, spurn, pooh-pooh, wane, disapprove, disdain, scorn, pass up, defy, turn away, eliminate, slump, turn down
defy, resist, refuseverb
elude, especially in a baffling way
"This behavior defies explanation"
refuse to let have
"She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"
resist, reject, refuseverb
resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
"His body rejected the liver of the donor"
baulk, reject, rule out, deny, stand, stand firm, freeze off, eliminate, hold out, fend, withstand, winnow out, decline, spurn, dissent, turn away, pooh-pooh, jib, balk, disapprove, disdain, scorn, pass up, defy, protest, resist, turn down
reject, turn down, turn away, refuseverb
refuse entrance or membership
"They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
freeze off, eliminate, rule out, avert, deflect, deny, resist, bend, winnow out, lower, decline, lour, spurn, pass up, pooh-pooh, reject, disapprove, disdain, scorn, defy, turn away, turn down
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Song lyrics by refuse -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by refuse on the Lyrics.com website.
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We encourage the end of all funding, both directly and indirectly, for NGOs that participate in the demonization and delegitimization campaigns, when you have organizations that are receiving money ostensibly for peace, human rights, and democracy but they refuse to work with Israeli partners, they refuse to meet with Israelis, and push for boycotts, those are in direct contradiction and seems to be a complete waste of taxpayer money.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Please be informed that I am choosing to exercise my right to remain silent and the right to refuse to answer your questions. If I am detained, I request to contact an attorney immediately. I am also exercising my right to refuse to sign anything until I consult with my attorney. we want our residents to be educated, to have access to competent immigration attorneys and nonprofit agencies, to have their documents and records in a safe place and not to fear seeking assistance from local police, schools and other agencies, when needed.
They will try to force them to convert, and if they refuse, they are banned from their villages, unable to live with or see their families, when they refuse to recant their faith, they are expelled from the community.
There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn't because the book is not there and worth being written -- it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself.
On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all -- the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.
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- refusar, rebuig, rebutjar, recusarCatalan, Valencian
- odmítnout, odpadCzech
- Müll, weigern, AbfallGerman
- rehusar, basuraSpanish
- uko egin, baztertuBasque
- kieltää, jäteFinnish
- déchets, ordures, refuserFrench
- diùltScottish Gaelic
- refusar, lixoGalician
- refizeHaitian Creole
- megtagad, visszautasítHungarian
- rifiutare, rifiutiItalian
- 断る, ごみ, 否む, 拒むJapanese
- 거절, 쓰레기Korean
- abnegō, recūsōLatin
- odmówić, odrzucać, odrzutyPolish
- lixo, recusarPortuguese
- мусор, отказываться, отклонить, отказать, отказаться, отходы, отказывать, отбросы, отклонятьRussian
- kanusha, dinda, gairi, kanushoSwahili
- відмовлятися, відмовляти, відмовитисяUkrainian
- từ chốiVietnamese
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