What does deny mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deny(verb)

    declare untrue; contradict

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

  2. deny(verb)

    refuse to accept or believe

    "He denied his fatal illness"

  3. deny(verb)

    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, refuse(verb)

    refuse to let have

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

  5. deny, abnegate(verb)

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

    "She denied herself wine and spirits"

  6. traverse, deny(verb)

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

  7. deny(verb)

    refuse to recognize or acknowledge

    "Peter denied Jesus"


  1. deny(Verb)

    To not allow.

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

  2. deny(Verb)

    To assert that something is not true.

  3. deny(Verb)

    To disallow

  4. deny(Verb)

    to refuse to give or grant something to someone

    My father denied me a good education

  5. deny(Verb)

    To prevent from scoring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deny(verb)

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

  2. Deny(verb)

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

  3. Deny(verb)

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

  4. Deny(verb)

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

  5. Deny(verb)

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

  6. Origin: [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

How to pronounce deny?

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  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. James Clapper:

    I can deny it.

  2. Sergei Lavrov:

    We did not deny this.

  3. Donald Trump:

    He( Putin) may deny it.

  4. Paulo Diez:

    We deny any smear campaign.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Vladimir Putin( Putin) may deny it.

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