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[+ 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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