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
Synonyms: refuse

"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
Synonyms: traverse
Related terms: denier defense
6. [ verb ] deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
Synonyms: abnegate

"She denied herself wine and spirits"

Related terms: control abnegation
7. [ verb ] refuse to recognize or acknowledge

"Peter denied Jesus"

Related terms: disavow denier
Similar spelling:   Denny