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English definition of “deny”

deny

verb [T] (NOT TRUE)    /dɪˈnaɪ/
B2 to say that something is not true: He will not confirm or deny the allegations. [+ that] Neil denies that he broke the window, but I'm sure he did. [+ -ing verb] Neil denies breaking the window.Denying and contradicting there's no denying it is true: There's no denying that this has been a difficult year for the company.Admitting and confessing
(Definition of deny verb (NOT TRUE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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