|1.||[ verb ] declare untrue; contradict|
"He denied the allegations" "She denied that she had taken money"
|Related terms:||admit contradict repudiate disavow disclaim denier|
|2.||[ verb ] refuse to accept or believe|
"He denied his fatal illness"
|Related terms:||renounce abnegate denier|
|3.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||withhold denier|
|4.||[ verb ] refuse to let have|
"She denies me every pleasure" "he denies her weekly allowance"
|Related terms:||allow keep withhold refusal|
|5.||[ verb ] deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit|
|Related terms:||denier defense|
|6.||[ verb ] deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure|
"She denied herself wine and spirits"
|Related terms:||control abnegation|
|7.||[ verb ] refuse to recognize or acknowledge|
"Peter denied Jesus"
|Related terms:||disavow denier|