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.
I wanted to go to the party, but I was denied.
I deny that I was at the party.
Everyone knows he committed the crime, but he still denies it.
Deny the existence of evil spirits.
The official denied any wrongdoing.
- to do without desired things
- to abstain from
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