Deny definitions

dĭ-nī'
To declare (a statement) untrue; contradict.
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To refuse to accept as true or right; reject as unfounded, unreal, etc.
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To refuse to acknowledge as one's own; disown; repudiate.
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To refuse the use of or access to.
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To refuse to grant or give.
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To refuse the request of (a person)
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To forbid.
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To declare untrue; assert to be false.
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To refuse to believe; reject.

Deny the existence of evil spirits.

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To refuse to recognize or acknowledge; disavow.

The official denied any wrongdoing.

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To deny is defined as to refuse to admit something, refuse to agree to something, refuse to acknowledge something or refuse to accept something.

An example of deny is when you are asked if you ate the cookies and you say no.

An example of deny is when you are asked for permission to do something and you say no.

An example of deny is when you insist you are not over 40.

verb
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To not allow.

I wanted to go to the party, but I was denied.

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To assert that something is not true.

I deny that I was at the party.

Everyone knows he committed the crime, but he still denies it.

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Of a court, to reject a party’s claim for money or other relief; of a litigant, to reject in a pleading assertions made by the other party in its own pleading.
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verb
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To refuse to give or grant something to someone.

My father denied me a good education.

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(sports) To prevent from scoring.
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To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, etc.; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.
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To decline to grant or allow; refuse.

Deny the student's request; denied the prisoner food or water.

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To give a refusal to; turn down or away.

The protesters were determined not to be denied.

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To restrain (oneself) especially from indulgence in pleasures.
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Origin of deny

From Old French denoier (“to deny, to repudiate”) (French dénier), from Latin denegare (“to deny, to refuse”), from de- (“away”) and negare (“to refuse”), the latter ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ne (“no, not”).