Defused vs Refused - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between defused and refused
is that defused
) while refused
To remove the fuse from (a bomb, etc.).
To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile.
(obsolete) To disorder; to make shapeless.
* 1605 , , I. iv. 2:
- If but as well I other accents borrow / That can my speech defuse ,
From (etyl) .
(UK) Collectively, items or material that have been discarded; rubbish, garbage.
* garbage (US )
* rubbish (UK )
* trash (US )
* See also
From (etyl) refuser, from .
To decline (a request or demand).
- My request for a pay rise was refused .
* Bible, Isa. i. 20
- I refuse to listen to this nonsense any more.
- If ye refuse ye shall be devoured with the sword.
, date=September 27
, author=Alistair Magowan
, title=Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Man City
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=City were outclassed thereafter and Roberto Mancini said that substitute Carlos Tevez refused
To decline a request or demand, forbear; to withhold permission.
(military) To throw back, or cause to keep back (as the centre, a wing, or a flank), out of the regular alignment when troops are about to engage the enemy.
- I asked the star if I could have her autograph, but she refused .
(obsolete) To disown.
- to refuse the right wing while the left wing attacks
- Refuse thy name.
* This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See
* (decline) decline, reject, nill, say no to, turn down, veto, withsake
* (decline a request or demand) say no, forbear