• To disallow or reject.
  • To assert that something is not true.
  • To refuse to give or grant something to someone.
  • To take something away from someone; to deprive of.
  • To prevent from scoring.
  • To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, etc.; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.
  • To refuse (to do or accept something).


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  • From Middle English denyen, from Old French denoier ("to deny, to repudiate") (French dénier), from Latin denegare ("to deny, to refuse"), from de- and negare, the latter ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ne ("no, not"). denegate.

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