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English definition of “deny”

deny

verb [T] (REFUSE)    /dɪˈnaɪ/
B2 to not allow someone to have or do something: Her request for time off work was denied. No one should be denied a good education./A good education should be denied to no one. [+ two objects] The goalkeeper denied him his third goal. I was denied the opportunity of learning French at school.Forbidding and banning things
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