Defused vs Refused - What's the difference?

defused | refused |


As verbs the difference between defused and refused

is that defused is (defuse) while refused is (refuse).

defused

English

Verb

(head)
  • (defuse)

  • defuse

    English

    Etymology 1

    Verb

    (Bomb disposal) (defus)
  • To remove the fuse from (a bomb, etc.).
  • To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile.
  • Etymology 2

    Compare (diffuse).

    Verb

    (defus)
  • (obsolete) To disorder; to make shapeless.
  • * 1605 , , I. iv. 2:
  • If but as well I other accents borrow / That can my speech defuse ,

    refused

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (refuse)
  • Anagrams

    *

    refuse

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Discarded, rejected.
  • Noun

    (-)
  • (UK) Collectively, items or material that have been discarded; rubbish, garbage.
  • Synonyms
    * discards * garbage (US ) * rubbish (UK ) * trash (US ) * See also

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) refuser, from .

    Verb

    (refus)
  • To decline (a request or demand).
  • My request for a pay rise was refused .
    I refuse to listen to this nonsense any more.
  • * Bible, Isa. i. 20
  • If ye refuse ye shall be devoured with the sword.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 27 , author=Alistair Magowan , title=Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=City were outclassed thereafter and Roberto Mancini said that substitute Carlos Tevez refused to play.}}
  • To decline a request or demand, forbear; to withhold permission.
  • I asked the star if I could have her autograph, but she refused .
  • (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.
  • to refuse the right wing while the left wing attacks
  • (obsolete) To disown.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Refuse thy name.
    Usage notes
    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See
    Synonyms
    * (decline) decline, reject, nill, say no to, turn down, veto, withsake * (decline a request or demand) say no, forbear

    Noun

  • (obsolete) refusal
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