Refuse is defined as to reject or to decide to not do something.(verb)
Refuse means trash.(noun)
An example of refuse is old furniture and papers left in a pile on the side of the road.
See refuse in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME refusen < OFr refuser < LL *refusare < L refusus, pp. of refundere: see refund
Origin: ME < OFr refus, pp. of refuser: see refuse
See refuse in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb re·fused, re·fus·ing, re·fus·es verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English refusen
Origin: , from Old French refuser
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *refūsāre
Origin: , probably blend of Latin recūsāre, to refuse; see recuse
Origin: and Latin refūtāre, refute; see refute.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French refus, rejection, refuse
Origin: , from refuser, to refuse; see refuse1.
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