April 28, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
deny /dɪˈnaɪ/ verb
deny
/dɪˈnaɪ/
verb

denies; denied; denying

There's no denying that these two are brother and sister.
There's no denying that these two are brother and sister.
Learner's definition of DENY

[+ object]

1 a : to say that something is not true

  • He denied the report that he would be quitting his job.

  • She denies all the charges that have been made against her.

  • I don't deny that I have made some mistakes. [=I admit that I have made some mistakes]

b : to refuse to accept or admit (something)

  • You can't deny her beauty. = You can't deny that she is beautiful.

  • She denied responsibility [=she said that she was not responsible] for the error.

2 : to refuse to give (something) to someone : to prevent someone from having or receiving (something)

  • The banks denied [=refused] them credit.

  • The judge denied their request.

  • I don't want to deny them this pleasure. = I don't want to deny this pleasure to them.

  • a government that denies its citizens basic freedoms

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