garbage, refuse, food waste, scraps(verb)
food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
show unwillingness towards
"he declined to join the group on a hike"
refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline(verb)
refuse to accept
"He refused my offer of hospitality"
defy, resist, refuse(verb)
elude, especially in a baffling way
"This behavior defies explanation"
refuse to let have
"She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"
resist, reject, refuse(verb)
resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
"His body rejected the liver of the donor"
reject, turn down, turn away, refuse(verb)
refuse entrance or membership
"They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
to deny, as a request, demand, invitation, or command; to decline to do or grant
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
to decline to accept; to reject; to deny the request or petition of; as, to refuse a suitor
to deny compliance; not to comply
that which is refused or rejected as useless; waste or worthless matter
refused; rejected; hence; left as unworthy of acceptance; of no value; worthless
Origin: [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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-fūz′, v.t. to reject: to deny, as a request, &c.: to disown: to fail to receive, to repel: (mil.) to hold troops back from the regular alignment.—v.i. to decline acceptance: not to comply.—adj. Refū′sable, capable of being refused.—ns. Refū′sal, denial of anything requested: rejection: the right of taking in preference to others; Rēfū′ser. [Fr. refuser, prob. due to confusion of L. refutāre, to drive back, recusāre, to make an objection against.]
ref′ūs, adj. refused: worthless.—n. that which is rejected or left as worthless: dross.
rē-fūz′, v.t. to melt again.—n. Rēfū′sion, repeated fusion or melting, as of metals: restoration.
Materials and particles other than recycling that is put in a bin.
The refuse collection was changed from weekly to a fortnightly collection due to the increase in the number of people recycling every week.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'refuse' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4220
Rank popularity for the word 'refuse' in Verbs Frequency: #218
The numerical value of refuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of refuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They may refuse to go to school, refuse to socialize with other children.
...tests are a gift. And great tests are a great gift. To fail the test is a misfortune. But to refuse the test is to refuse the gift, and something worse, more irrevocable, than misfortune.
On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all -- the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.
They will try to force them to convert, and if they refuse, they are banned from their villages, unable to live with or see their families, when they refuse to recant their faith, they are expelled from the community.
My final merit I refuse you, I refuse putting from me what I really am, Encompass worlds but never try to encompass me, I crowd your sleekest and best by simply looking toward you. Writing and talk do not prove me, I carry the plenum of proof in my face, With the hush of my lips I wholly confound the skeptic.
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Translations for refuse
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- refusar, rebutjar, recusar, rebuigCatalan, Valencian
- odmítnout, odpadCzech
- Abfall, Müll, weigernGerman
- rehusar, basuraSpanish
- uko egin, baztertuBasque
- jäte, kieltääFinnish
- refuser, déchets, orduresFrench
- diùltScottish Gaelic
- lixo, refusarGalician
- refizeHaitian Creole
- megtagad, visszautasítHungarian
- rifiuti, rifiutareItalian
- 断る, ごみ, 拒む, 否むJapanese
- 쓰레기, 거절Korean
- abnegō, recūsōLatin
- odmówić, odrzuty, odrzucaćPolish
- recusar, lixoPortuguese
- отклонять, отбросы, отказывать, отходы, отказаться, отказать, отклонить, отказываться, мусорRussian
- kanusha, kanusho, gairi, dindaSwahili
- відмовляти, відмовлятисяUkrainian
- từ chốiVietnamese
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