Deny meaning

dĭ-nī
To declare untrue; assert to be false.
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To refuse the request of (a person)
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To refuse to grant or give.
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To refuse the use of or access to.
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(obs.) To forbid.
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To refuse to accept as true or right; reject as unfounded, unreal, etc.
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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.

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To refuse to acknowledge as one's own; disown; repudiate.
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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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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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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 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 declare (a statement) untrue; contradict.
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deny oneself
  • to do without desired things
  • to abstain from
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of deny

  • Middle English denien from Old French denier from Latin dēnegāre dē- de- negāre to say no ne in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary