refuseverb [I or T]uk us /rɪˈfjuːz/
- They invited me to dinner and I thought it would be churlish to refuse.
- The management reserve the right to refuse entrance.
- She's a strict vegetarian and refuses to eat any poultry or fish.
- The managing director refused to divulge how much she earned.
- He refused to say anything on the grounds that he might incriminate himself.