Translation of "refuse" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /rɪˈfjuːz/ us /rɪˈfjuz/ present participle refusing, past tense and past participle refused

B1 to say that you will not do or accept something

rechazar, negarse
I asked him to leave but he refused.
Cathy refuses to admit that she was wrong.
noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈref·juːs/ us /ˈref·jus/ formal

things that no one needs that have been thrown away

a pile of refuse

(Translation of “refuse” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /rəˈfjuːz/

not to do what one has been asked, told or is expected to do

negarse (a)
He refused to help me
She refused to believe what I said
When I asked him to leave, he refused.

not to accept

He refused my offer of help
They refused our invitation
She refused the money.

not to give (permission etc)

negar a algo a alguien
I was refused admittance to the meeting.
refusal noun

negativa, denegación
I was surprised at his refusal to help me
When we sent out the wedding invitations, we had several refusals.

(Translation of “refuse” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)