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  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. 




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