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DENY (denied)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deny mean? 

DENY (verb)
  The verb DENY has 7 senses:

1. declare untrue; contradict
2. refuse to accept or believe
3. refuse to grant, as of a petition or request
4. refuse to let have
5. deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
6. deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
7. refuse to recognize or acknowledge

  Familiarity information: DENY used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DENY (verb)


Sense 1deny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Declare untrue; contradict

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context examples:

He denied the allegations / She denied that she had taken money

Hypernyms (to "deny" is one way to...):

contradict; contravene; negate (deny the truth of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deny"):

disclaim (make a disclaimer about)

repudiate (reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust)

disavow (refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They deny that there was a traffic accident

Antonym:

admit (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of)


Sense 2deny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refuse to accept or believe

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

He denied his fatal illness

Hypernyms (to "deny" is one way to...):

renounce; repudiate (cast off or disown)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deny"):

abnegate (deny or renounce)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They deny that there was a traffic accident


Sense 3deny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refuse to grant, as of a petition or request

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context examples:

The dean denied the students' request for more physics courses / the prisoners were denied the right to exercise for more than 2 hours a day

Hypernyms (to "deny" is one way to...):

keep back; withhold (hold back; refuse to hand over or share)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something


Sense 4deny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refuse to let have

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

refuse; deny

Context examples:

She denies me every pleasure / he denies her her weekly allowance

Hypernyms (to "deny" is one way to...):

hold on; keep (retain possession of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deny"):

keep back; withhold (hold back; refuse to hand over or share)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody something

Sentence example:

They deny them the money

Antonym:

allow (let have)


Sense 5deny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

abnegate; deny

Context example:

She denied herself wine and spirits

Hypernyms (to "deny" is one way to...):

check; contain; control; curb; hold; hold in; moderate (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody something


Sense 6deny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

traverse; deny

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7deny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refuse to recognize or acknowledge

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

Peter denied Jesus

Hypernyms (to "deny" is one way to...):

disavow (refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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