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Dictionary definition for: Deny

1. (v) declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations" "She denied that she had taken money"

2. (v) refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness"

3. (v) 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. (v) refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure" "he denies her her weekly allowance"

5. (v) deny oneself (something) restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits"

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

7. (v) refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"

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