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  1. [verb] declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money"

  2. [verb] refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness"

  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"

  4. [verb] refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"
    Synonyms: refuse

  5. [verb] deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits"
    Synonyms: abnegate

  6. [verb] deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
    Synonyms: traverse

  7. [verb] refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"


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