What does deny mean?

Definitions for deny
dɪˈnaɪde·ny

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deny.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. denyverb

    declare untrue; contradict

    "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money"

  2. denyverb

    refuse to accept or believe

    "He denied his fatal illness"

  3. denyverb

    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. deny, refuseverb

    refuse to let have

    "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"

  5. deny, abnegateverb

    deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure

    "She denied herself wine and spirits"

  6. traverse, denyverb

    deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit

  7. denyverb

    refuse to recognize or acknowledge

    "Peter denied Jesus"

Wiktionary

  1. denyverb

    To not allow.

    I wanted to go to the party, but I was denied.

  2. denyverb

    To assert that something is not true.

  3. denyverb

    To disallow

  4. denyverb

    to refuse to give or grant something to someone

    My father denied me a good education

  5. denyverb

    To prevent from scoring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Denyverb

    to declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; -- opposed to affirm, allow, or admit

    Etymology: [OE. denien, denaien, OF. denier, deneer, F. dnier, fr. L. denegare; de- + negare to say no, deny. See Negation.]

  2. Denyverb

    to refuse (to do something or to accept something); to reject; to decline; to renounce

    Etymology: [OE. denien, denaien, OF. denier, deneer, F. dnier, fr. L. denegare; de- + negare to say no, deny. See Negation.]

  3. Denyverb

    to refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or yield to; as, to deny a request

    Etymology: [OE. denien, denaien, OF. denier, deneer, F. dnier, fr. L. denegare; de- + negare to say no, deny. See Negation.]

  4. Denyverb

    to disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow

    Etymology: [OE. denien, denaien, OF. denier, deneer, F. dnier, fr. L. denegare; de- + negare to say no, deny. See Negation.]

  5. Denyverb

    to answer in /// negative; to declare an assertion not to be true

    Etymology: [OE. denien, denaien, OF. denier, deneer, F. dnier, fr. L. denegare; de- + negare to say no, deny. See Negation.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deny

    de-nī′, v.t. to gainsay or declare not to be true: to reject: to refuse admission to: to disown:—pr.p. deny′ing; pa.p. denied′.—adv. Deny′ingly.—Deny one's self, to deny one's self the indulgence of bodily appetites and carnal inclinations: to exercise self-denial. [Fr. denier—L. denegārede, inten., and negāre, to say no. See Negation.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deny' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4104

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deny' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4529

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deny' in Verbs Frequency: #275

Anagrams for deny »

  1. E.D.N.Y.

  2. dyne

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deny in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of deny in a Sentence

  1. Jerry Moran:

    He does deny that he's done anything wrong in his service to the country. And particularly his time at the White House as a physician in White House Medical Unit, he indicated that he knows of nothing that would prohibit him from being qualified, capable and the right person to the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  2. Tiernan Sittenfeld:

    Even though President Donald Trump continues to deny climate change, and so does( Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell, and they're both standing in the way of progress and rolling it back wherever they can, these polls demonstrate that how out of touch they are with voters, including with Republican voters, by continuing to pander to polluters they are putting the rest of the elected officials in their party in jeopardy.

  3. Connie Yates:

    We promised Charlie every day we would take him home, it seems really upsetting after everything we’ve been through to deny us this.

  4. Merryl Tisch:

    Without an objective measure of their progress, it was easy to deny special education students and English-language learners the extra resources they need, opting out could cost us much of the progress we have made and damage the work that still needs to be done for our most vulnerable students.

  5. Zaman Ali:

    Humanity prevails over all other ideologies because one accept it or reject it for him but he cannot deny it because it is about him.

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