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.
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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
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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, відмовлятися, відмовитисяUkrainian
- từ chốiVietnamese
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