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deny


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deny  \De*ny"\,  v.  i. 
  To  answer  in  ???  negative;  to  declare  an  assertion  not  to  be 
  true. 
 
  Then  Sarah  denied,  saying,  I  laughed  not  for  she  was 
  afraid.  --Gen.  xviii. 
  15. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deny  \De*ny"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Denied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Denying}.]  [OE.  denien,  denaien  OF  denier,  deneer,  F. 
  d['e]nier,  fr  L.  denegare;  de-  +  negare  to  say  no  deny.  See 
  {Negation}.] 
  1.  To  declare  not  to  be  true;  to  gainsay;  to  contradict;  -- 
  opposed  to  affirm,  allow  or  admit 
 
  Note:  We  deny  what  another  says,  or  we  deny  the  truth  of  an 
  assertion,  the  force  of  it  or  the  assertion  itself 
 
  2.  To  refuse  (to  do  something  or  to  accept  something);  to 
  reject;  to  decline  to  renounce.  [Obs.]  ``If  you  deny  to 
  dance.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  refuse  to  grant;  to  withhold;  to  refuse  to  gratify  or 
  yield  to  as  to  deny  a  request. 
 
  Who  finds  not  Providence  all  good  and  wise,  Alike  in 
  what  it  gives  and  what  denies?  --Pope. 
 
  To  some  men,  it  is  more  agreeable  to  deny  a  vicious 
  inclination,  than  to  gratify  it  --J.  Edwards. 
 
  4.  To  disclaim  connection  with  responsibility  for  and  the 
  like  to  refuse  to  acknowledge;  to  disown;  to  abjure;  to 
  disavow. 
 
  The  falsehood  of  denying  his  opinion.  --Bancroft. 
 
  Thou  thrice  denied,  yet  thrice  beloved.  --Keble. 
 
  {To  deny  one's  self},  to  decline  the  gratification  of 
  appetites  or  desires;  to  practice  self-denial. 
 
  Let  him  deny  himself,  and  take  up  his  cross.  --Matt. 
  xvi.  24. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deny 
  v  1:  declare  untrue;  contradict;  "He  denied  the  allegations"; 
  "She  denied  that  she  had  taken  money"  [ant:  {admit}] 
  2:  refuse  to  accept  or  believe;  "He  denied  his  fatal  illness" 
  3:  refuse  to  grant,  as  of  a  petition  or  request;  "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" 
  4:  refuse  to  let  have  "She  denies  me  every  pleasure";  "he 
  denies  her  her  weekly  allowance"  [syn:  {refuse}]  [ant:  {allow}] 
  5:  restrain,  esp.  from  indulging  in  some  pleasure;  "She  denied 
  herself  wine  and  spirits" 
  6:  deny  formally  (an  allegation  of  fact  by  the  opposing  party) 
  in  a  legal  suit  [syn:  {traverse}] 
  7:  refuse  to  recognize  or  acknowledge;  "Peter  denied  Jesus" 




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