- 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/Bible] he denied Him three times
negarse v pron
- 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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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.