Meaning of “deny” - Learner’s Dictionary

deny

verb [ T ] uk us /dɪˈnaɪ/
NOT TRUE

B2 to say that something is not true, especially something that you are accused of:

She denies any involvement in the attack.
[ + (that) ] He never denied that he said those things.
NOT ALLOW

B2 to not allow someone to have or do something:

[ often passive ] These children are being denied access to education.

(Definition of “deny” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)