To not allow.
* 1847 , Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey Chapter XVI
- I wanted to go to the party, but I was denied .
To assert that something is not true.
- 'Do! pray do! I shall be the most miserable of men if you don't. You cannot be so cruel as to deny me a favour so easily granted and yet so highly prized!' pleaded he as ardently as if his life depended on it.
- I deny that I was at the party.
- Everyone knows he committed the crime, but he still denies it.
, date=November 1
, author=James Robinson and Lisa O'Carroll
, title=Phone hacking: NoW warned about 'culture of illegal information access'
, work=The Guardian
, passage=But Myler and Crone told the committee in September that they had made Murdoch aware at the 10 June 2008 meeting that hacking was not restricted to a single journalist. They claimed this was the reason Murdoch agreed to settle the Taylor's case. James Murdoch subsequently wrote to the committee to deny
to refuse to give or grant something to someone
* J. Edwards
- My father denied me a good education.
- To some men, it is more agreeable to deny a vicious inclination, than to gratify it.
, date=April 12
, title=Mother denied daughter's organs
, passage=A mother who urgently needs a kidney transplant has branded the system which denied
her the organs of her dying daughter as "ridiculous".}}
(sports) To prevent from scoring.
, date=November 3
, author=Chris Bevan
, title=Rubin Kazan 1 - 0 Tottenham
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Another Karadeniz cross led to Cudicini's first save of the night, with the Spurs keeper making up for a weak punch by brilliantly pushing away Christian Noboa's snap-shot.
Two more top-class stops followed quickly afterwards, first from Natcho's rasping shot which was heading into the top corner, and then to deny
Ryazantsev at his near post.}}
To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, etc.; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.
- the falsehood of denying his opinion
(obsolete) To refuse (to do or accept something).
- thou thrice denied , yet thrice beloved
- if you deny to dance