- 1 [acusación/rumor/alegación] to deny negó la existencia del documento she denied the existence of the document, she denied that the document existed no puedo negar que me gusta I can't deny o I have to admit (that) I like itnegar
que+ subjno niego que haya mejorado I don't deny that she's improved, I'm not saying she hasn't improved negó que la Tierra fuera plana he disputed the idea that the earth was flatnegar + infniega habértelo dicho she denies having told you, she denies that she told you
- 2 (denegar, no conceder) (+ me/te/le etc) to refuse les negaron el uso de las instalaciones portuarias they were refused o denied use of the port facilities sigue negándome el saludo he still doesn't say o he still refuses to say hello to me no le puedo negar este favor I can't refuse him this favor ¿cómo se lo puedes negar? how can you say no (to him)?, how can you refuse (him) o turn him down?
- 3 [persona] to disown su propia madre lo ha negado his own mother has disowned him lo negó tres veces [Bib] he denied Him three times
negarse v pron
- 1 (rehusar) to refuse negarse
a+ infto refuse to + infse negó rotundamente a recibirlo she refused point blank to see himnegarse a que+ subjse negó a que llamáramos un taxi he refused to let us call a taxi
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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.