verb (used with object), de·nied, de·ny·ing.
Origin of deny
Synonyms for deny
Antonyms for deny
Related Words for denyrefuse, revoke, refute, contradict, withhold, oppose, reject, ban, rebuff, repudiate, disbelieve, curb, negate, exclude, disown, forgo, abjure, negative, forbid, discredit
Examples from the Web for deny
Contemporary Examples of deny
Of course, to call out pinkwashing is not to deny the facts.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline
December 28, 2014
Through a spokesperson, Klaus does not deny that he and Cato parted ways.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute
December 22, 2014
In any case, the narrative resonance of all this is impossible to deny.The Fiery Underground Oil Pit Eating L.A.
December 6, 2014
Representatives of both Dr. Luke and Lady Gaga were quick to deny these allegations.Shut Up, Lady Gaga’s Rape Isn’t About You
December 4, 2014
But ISIS sympathizers quickly took to social media to deny the story.The ISIS Wife Swap Mystery
December 3, 2014
Historical Examples of deny
Not a hand was raised—for his worst enemies could not deny that he was temperate and frugal.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
This is a record and result that no careful student of our history will, I take it, deny.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
No one justly may deny the equality of opportunity which made us what we are.
Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment.
Mr. Gladstone would neither affirm nor deny, but held his peace.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
verb -nies, -nying or -nied (tr)
Word Origin for deny
early 14c., from Old French denoiir "deny, repudiate, withhold," from Latin denegare "to deny, reject, refuse" (source of Italian dinegarre, Spanish denegar), from de- "away" (see de-) + negare "refuse, say 'no,' " from Old Latin nec "not," from Italic base *nek- "not," from PIE root *ne- "no, not" (see un-). Related: Denied; denying.