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Synonyms of deny in English:


  • 1 the report was denied by several witnesses
    contradict, repudiate, gainsay, declare untrue, dissent from, disagree with, challenge, contest, oppose;
    retract, take back, back-pedal;
    informal shoot full of holes, shoot down (in flames)
    Law  disaffirm
    [Antonyms] confirm
  • 2 he found it difficult to deny the request
    informal knock back, give the thumbs down to, give the red light to, give the brush-off to
    [Antonyms] accept
  • 3 she was told that she must deny her father and mother
    [Antonyms] embrace
  • deny or refute? See refute

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