verb: deny; 3rd person present: denies; past tense: denied; past participle: denied; gerund or present participle: denying
  1. 1.
    state that one refuses to admit the truth or existence of.
    “both firms deny any responsibility for the tragedy”
    synonyms: contradict, repudiate, gainsay, declare untrue, dissent from, disagree with, challenge, contest, oppose; More

    retract, take back, back-pedal;
    informalshoot full of holes, shoot down (in flames);
    “the report was denied by several witnesses”
    antonyms: confirm
    • refuse to admit the truth of (a concept or proposition that is supported by the majority of scientific or historical evidence).
      “an anti-environmentalist campaign group that denies climate change”
  2. 2.
    refuse to give (something requested or desired) to (someone).
    “the inquiry was denied access to intelligence sources”
    synonyms: refuse, turn down, reject, rebuff, repulse, decline, veto, dismiss; More