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de•ny



Pronunciation: (di-nī'), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/deny.html on line 73 [key]
v.t., -nied, -ny•ing.
1. to state that (something declared or believed to be true) is not true: to deny an accusation.
2. to refuse to agree or accede to: to deny a petition.
3. to withhold the possession, use, or enjoyment of: to deny access to secret information.
4. to withhold something from, or refuse to grant a request of: to deny a beggar.
5. to refuse to recognize or acknowledge; disown; disavow; repudiate: to deny one's gods.
6. to withhold (someone) from accessibility to a visitor: The secretary denied his employer to all those without appointments.
7. Obs.to refuse to take or accept.
8. deny oneself, to refrain from satisfying one's desires or needs; practice self-denial.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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