Deny

  • 1 deny — de·ny vt de·nied, de·ny·ing 1: to declare untrue a party...shall admit or deny the averments Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 8(b) compare avoid 2: to refuse to grant denied the moti …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 deny — deny, gainsay, contradict, negative, traverse, impugn, contravene are comparable as meaning, when they refer to an act, to declare something untrue, untenable, or unworthy of consideration or, when they refer to a condition, to go counter to what …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Deny — De*ny , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Denied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Denying}.] [OE. denien, denaien, OF. denier, deneer, F. d[ e]nier, fr. L. denegare; de + negare to say no, deny. See {Negation}.] 1. To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 deny — [dē nī′, dinī′] vt. denied, denying [ME denien < OFr denier < L denegare < de , intens. + negare, to deny: see NEGATION] 1. to declare (a statement) untrue; contradict 2. to refuse to accept as true or right; reject as unfounded, unreal …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 deny — early 14c., from O.Fr. denoiir deny, repudiate, withhold, from L. denegare to deny, reject, refuse (Cf. It. dinegarre, Sp. denegar), from de away (see DE (Cf. de )) + negare refuse, say no, from Old L. nec not, from Italic base …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 deny — ► VERB (denies, denied) 1) refuse to admit the truth or existence of. 2) refuse to give (something requested or desired) to. 3) (deny oneself) go without. ORIGIN Old French deneier, from Latin denegare, from negare say no …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Deny — De*ny , v. i. To answer in ??? negative; to declare an assertion not to be true. [1913 Webster] Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. Gen. xviii. 15. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Deny —   [də ni], Jean Joseph Thaddée, Orientalist, * Kiew 12. 7. 1879, ✝ Gérardmer 5. 11. 1963; Professor in Paris, verfasste wichtige Arbeiten zur türkischen Sprachforschung, osmanischen Kultur und Verwaltungsgeschichte und zur orientalischen… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 deny — [v] disagree, renounce, decline abjure, abnegate, ban, begrudge, call on, contradict, contravene, controvert, curb, disacknowledge, disallow, disavow, disbelieve, discard, disclaim, discredit, disown, disprove, doubt, enjoin from, eschew, exclude …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 deny */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈnaɪ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms deny : present tense I/you/we/they deny he/she/it denies present participle denying past tense denied past participle denied 1) a) to say that you did not do something that someone has accused you of… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 deny — de|ny [ dı naı ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to say that you did not do something that someone has accused you of doing: deny (that): A spokesman denied that the company had acted irresponsibly. deny (doing) something: He still denies murdering his… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 deny — de|ny W2S2 [dıˈnaı] v past tense and past participle denied present participle denying third person singular denies [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(say something is not true)¦ 2¦(not allow)¦ 3 there s no denying (that/something) 4¦(feelings)¦ 5 deny yourself… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 deny — /dI naI/ verb (T) 1 SAY STH IS UNTRUE to say that something someone has said about you is not true: I saw you, so don t try to deny it! | deny (that): Do you deny that this is your writing? | I can t deny her remarks hurt me. | deny doing sth: He …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 deny — verb 1 say sth is not true ADVERB ▪ adamantly, emphatically, fiercely, firmly, hotly, steadfastly (esp. AmE), strenuously, strongly, vehemently, vigorou …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 deny — denyingly, adv. /di nuy /, v.t., denied, denying. 1. to state that (something declared or believed to be true) is not true: to deny an accusation. 2. to refuse to agree or accede to: to deny a petition. 3. to withhold the possession, use, or… …

    Universalium

  • 16 deny — de•ny [[t]dɪˈnaɪ[/t]] v. t. nied, ny•ing 1) to state that (something declared) is not true: to deny an accusation[/ex] 2) to refuse to agree or accede to: to deny a petition[/ex] 3) to withhold the possession, use, or enjoyment of: to deny access …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 deny — transitive verb (denied; denying) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French deneier, denier, from Latin denegare, from de + negare to deny more at negate Date: 14th century 1. to declare untrue < deny an allegation > 2. to re …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 deny — v. 1) to deny categorically, emphatically, fervently, flatly, strongly, vehemently 2) (A; usu. used without to) he denies himself nothing; they were denied admittance; to deny smb. bail; Everton s defence denied Liverpool the winning goal; he… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 deny — [[t]dɪna͟ɪ[/t]] ♦♦ denies, denying, denied 1) VERB When you deny something, you state that it is not true. [V n] She denied both accusations... [V that] The government has denied that the authorities have uncovered a plot to assassinate the… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 Deny LP — Infobox Album | Name = Deny LP Type = Album Longtype = (Promo) Artist = Ex Pistols Background = Released = 1992 Recorded = Genre = Punk rock Length = Label = Mandala Records Producer = Dave Goodman Reviews = Last album = The Swindle Continues… …

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