v 1: declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations";
"She denied that she had taken money" [ant: admit
2: refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness"
3: refuse to grant, as of a petition or request; "The dean
denied the students' request for more physics courses";
"the prisoners were denied the right to exercise for more
than 2 hours a day"
4: refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he
denies her her weekly allowance" [syn: refuse
] [ant: allow
5: restrain, esp. from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied
herself wine and spirits"
6: deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party)
in a legal suit [syn: traverse
7: refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"