Translation of negar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 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/or I have to admit (that) I like itnegar
que+ subjuntivo/subjunctiveno 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 + infinitivo/infinitiveniega 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/or denied use of the port facilities sigue negándome el saludo he still doesn't say o/or 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/or turn him down?
- 3 [persona] to disown su propia madre lo ha negado his own mother has disowned him lo negó tres veces [Biblia] he denied Him three times
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (negarse)
- 1 (rehusar) to refuse negarse
a+ infinitivo/infinitiveto refuse to + infinitivo/infinitivese negó rotundamente a recibirlo she refused point blank to see himnegarse a que+ subjuntivo/subjunctivese negó a que llamáramos un taxi he refused to let us call a taxi
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