deny deny  /dɪ ˈnaɪ/

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  1. I don't deny my Muslim roots, but I don't vilify Europe either.
  2. Downing Street and the White House deny Obama snubbed PM Brown.
  3. Others find it incredible that their otherwise intelligent friends can deny the existence of a Creator and fail to see the Bible as divine revelation.

News

  1. Court says gov't can't deny anti-AIDS funds over prostitution stance

    The Supreme Court has ruled the federal government may not deny funds from its global anti-AIDS program to organizations that refuse to actively oppose legalizing prostitution.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  2. Court: U.S. can't deny anti-AIDS funds over prostitution stance

    The Supreme Court has ruled the federal government may not deny funds from its global anti-AIDS program to organizations that refuse to actively oppose legalizing prostitution.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Prisons officials deny Swallow accuser faced retaliation

    Prisons officials deny Swallow accuser faced retaliation by Brooke Adams The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 19, 2013 08:35PM MDT Two top officials with the Utah Department of Corrections on Wednesday denied an inmate’s allegations of retaliation for speaking publicly about his interactions with Utah Attorney General John Swallow and his predecessor, Mark Shurtleff. During the Law Enforcement ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Quotes

  1. Senator Obama said: "It's time we had a president who doesn't deny our problems or blame the American people for them, but takes responsibility and provides the leadership to solve them."
    on Jul 18, 2008 By: Phil Gramm Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. In a statement released today, Edwards said, "I am Quinn's father. It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter, and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me."
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: John Edwards Source: ABC News

  3. "We must deny al-Qaida a safe haven," Obama said. "We must reverse the Taliban's momentum."
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Newsday (subscription)

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