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English definition of “deny”

deny

verb [T] (NOT ADMIT)    /dɪˈnaɪ/
to not admit that you have knowledge, responsibility, feelings, etc.: He denied all responsibility for the rumours which have been circulating. Even under torture, he refused to deny his beliefs/faith.Denying and contradicting deny yourself to not allow yourself to have or do things: Many parents deny themselves so that their children can have the best.Refusing and rejecting formal to refuse to admit that you have any connection with something or someone: She has denied her family and refuses to have any contact with them.Denying and contradicting
(Definition of deny verb (NOT ADMIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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