Meaning of “refuse” - Learner’s Dictionary

refuse

verb [ I, T ] uk us /rɪˈfjuːz/

B1 to say that you will not do or accept something:

I asked him to leave but he refused.
[ + to do sth ] Cathy refuses to admit that she was wrong.

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