garbage, refuse, food waste, scrapsverb
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, declineverb
refuse to accept
"He refused my offer of hospitality"
defy, resist, refuseverb
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, refuseverb
resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
"His body rejected the liver of the donor"
reject, turn down, turn away, refuseverb
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
Etymology: [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.
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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
Because the Democrats refuse to negotiate on border security, much of the residence staff at Earlier Monday is furloughed -- so The President is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone's favorite fast foods.
...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.
There are two main risks : The first is to Twitter's employees in India, who may be at risk if the company fails to comply with demands, the second risk is that Twitter continues to refuse and gets blocked in India. While this may be the right moral outcome, it's obviously not the best outcome for the Indian people, many of whom rely on social media to get out key messages about what's happening on the ground.
I just wish I knew who to call. Even when a coyote does something aggressive like this, they still refuse to do something, i’m not suggesting we get rid of all coyotes, but this one is out and about in broad daylight and it’s not scared of humans.
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government is to live under the government of worse men.
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Translations for refuse
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- refusar, rebuig, rebutjar, recusarCatalan, Valencian
- odmítnout, odpadCzech
- Müll, weigern, AbfallGerman
- rehusar, basuraSpanish
- uko egin, baztertuBasque
- kieltää, jäteFinnish
- déchets, ordures, refuserFrench
- diùltScottish Gaelic
- refusar, lixoGalician
- refizeHaitian Creole
- megtagad, visszautasítHungarian
- rifiutare, rifiutiItalian
- 断る, ごみ, 否む, 拒むJapanese
- 거절, 쓰레기Korean
- abnegō, recūsōLatin
- odmówić, odrzucać, odrzutyPolish
- lixo, recusarPortuguese
- мусор, отказываться, отклонить, отказать, отказаться, отходы, отказывать, отбросы, отклонятьRussian
- kanusha, dinda, gairi, kanushoSwahili
- відмовлятися, відмовляти, відмовитисяUkrainian
- từ chốiVietnamese
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