deny


deny

verb

Definition of DENY

1
to declare not to be true <the congressman denied all charges of wrongdoing>
2
to be unwilling to grant <the director denied access to the top secret files to all but those with a need to know>
Near Antonyms afford, furnish, give, provide, supply; authorize, commission, license (also licence); accede (to), acquiesce, agree (to), assent (to), consent (to), warrant; accord, sanction, vouchsafe
Antonyms allow, concede, grant, let, OK (or okay), permit
3
to refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as one's responsibility <in a futile attempt to get out of the contract, he even denied his own signature>

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