"denies" in the verb sense
declare untrue contradict
"He denied the allegations"
"She denied that she had taken money"
refuse to accept or believe
"He denied his fatal illness"
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. deny, refuse
refuse to let have
"She denies me every pleasure"
"he denies her her weekly allowance"
5. deny, abnegate
deny oneself (something restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
"She denied herself wine and spirits"
6. traverse, deny
deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
refuse to recognize or acknowledge
"Peter denied Jesus"
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