verb (used with object), de·nied, de·ny·ing.
Origin of deny
Examples from the Web for deny
Of course, to call out pinkwashing is not to deny the facts.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline|Jay Michaelson|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Through a spokesperson, Klaus does not deny that he and Cato parted ways.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In any case, the narrative resonance of all this is impossible to deny.
Representatives of both Dr. Luke and Lady Gaga were quick to deny these allegations.
But ISIS sympathizers quickly took to social media to deny the story.
Far be it from me to deny to this reasoning such validity as it may fairly claim.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
That there are difficulties in the way of believing thus, I grant; that there are impossibilities, I deny.Hope of the Gospel|George MacDonald
The reasonable things in the Bible could safely be doubted, but to deny the miracles was like the sin against the Holy Ghost.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Here, as when you speak of the existence of God, you carefully avoid any positive affirmation: you neither affirm nor deny.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Whereat his wife taking present audacity, and reproving his sayings, with a cursed minde did deny it.The Golden Asse|Lucius Apuleius
British Dictionary definitions for deny
verb -nies, -nying or -nied (tr)
Word Origin for deny
Word Origin and History 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.