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Meaning & Definition of Deny in English

English

Deny

/dɪnaɪ/

verb

1. Declare untrue

  • Contradict
  • "He denied the allegations"
  • "She denied that she had taken money"
    synonym:
  • deny

2. Refuse to accept or believe

  • "He denied his fatal illness"
    synonym:
  • deny

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • deny

4. Refuse to let have

  • "She denies me every pleasure"
  • "He denies her her weekly allowance"
    synonym:
  • deny
  • ,
  • refuse

5. Deny oneself (something)

  • Restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
  • "She denied herself wine and spirits"
    synonym:
  • deny
  • ,
  • abnegate

6. Deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit

    synonym:
  • traverse
  • ,
  • deny

7. Refuse to recognize or acknowledge

  • "Peter denied jesus"
    synonym:
  • deny

Examples of using

I don't deny it.
We can't deny the fact that Jessie is honest.
However, the singer does not deny her ancestry.