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deny

verb [T]  us   /dɪˈnɑɪ/

deny verb [T] (CLAIM TO BE NOT TRUE)

to say that something is not true: The governor denied reports that he will resign. [+ that clause] She has denied that she plans to run for mayor.

deny verb [T] (REFUSE)

to refuse to permit or allow someone to do something: She denied herself the things that would make her happy.

deny verb [T] (NOT ADMIT)

to fail to admit that you have knowledge, responsibility, or feelings: He denied knowing about the plan.
deniable
adjective  /dɪˈnɑɪ·ə·bəl/
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