To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; -- opposed to affirm, allow, or admit.
- To declare untrue; contradict.
- To refuse to believe; reject.
- To refuse to recognize or acknowledge; disavow.
- To decline to grant or allow; refuse: deny the student's request; denied the prisoner food or water.
- To give a refusal to; turn down or away: The protesters were determined not to be denied.
- To restrain (oneself) especially from indulgence in pleasures.