Meaning of deny

Definition of deny

(verb) declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money"
refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness"
refuse to grant, as of a petition or request; "The dean denied the students' request for more physics courses"; "the prisoners were denied the right to exercise for more than 2 hours a day"
refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"
deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits"
deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"

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