- (America) IPA: /dɪˈnaɪ/
- (transitive) To disallow or reject.
- I wanted to go to the party, but I was denied.
- (transitive) To assert that something is not true.
- I deny that I was at the party.
- Everyone knows he committed the crime, but he still denies it.
- (ditransitive) To refuse to give or grant something to someone.
- My father denied me a good education.
- To some men, it is more agreeable to deny a vicious inclination, than to gratify it.
- To take something away from someone; to deprive of.
- (sports, transitive) To prevent from scoring.
- To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, etc.; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.
- the falsehood of denying his opinion
- thou thrice denied, yet thrice beloved
- (obsolete) To refuse (to do or accept something).
- c. 1595–1596, William Shakespeare, “Loues Labour’s Lost”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene ii]:
- if you deny to dance
- French: nier, démentir
- German: leugnen, bestreiten, dementieren
- Italian: negare
- Portuguese: negar
- Russian: отрица́ть
- Spanish: negar