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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Refuse  \Re*fuse"\  (r?*f?z"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Refused} 
  (-f?zd");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Refusing}.]  [F.  refuser,  either 
  from  (assumed)  LL  refusare  to  refuse,  v.  freq.  of  L. 
  refundere  to  pour  back  give  back  restore  (see  {Refund}  to 
  repay),  or  fr  L.  recusare  to  decline  refuse  cf  {Accuse}, 
  {Ruse}),  influenced  by  L.  refutare  to  drive  back  repel, 
  refute.  Cf  {Refute}.] 
  1.  To  deny,  as  a  request,  demand,  invitation,  or  command;  to 
  decline  to  do  or  grant. 
 
  That  never  yet  refused  your  hest.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  To  throw  back  or  cause  to  keep  back  (as  the 
  center,  a  wing,  or  a  flank),  out  of  the  regular  aligment 
  when  troops  ar?  about  to  engage  the  enemy;  as  to  refuse 
  the  right  wing  while  the  left  wing  attacks. 
 
  3.  To  decline  to  accept  to  reject;  to  deny  the  request  or 
  petition  of  as  to  refuse  a  suitor. 
 
  The  cunning  workman  never  doth  refuse  The  meanest 
  tool  that  he  may  chance  to  use  --Herbert. 
 
  4.  To  disown.  [Obs.]  ``Refuse  thy  name.''  --Shak. 




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