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; disprove, debunk, explode, discredit, refute, rebut, invalidate, negate, nullify, quash
    informal shoot full of holes, shoot down (in flames)
    [Antonyms] confirm
  • 2 he found it difficult to deny the request
    refuse, turn down, reject, rebuff, repulse, decline, veto, dismiss
    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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