deny

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Deny is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Plain form
deny

Third-person singular
denies

Past tense
denied

Past participle
denied

Present participle
denying

  1. (transitive) If you deny something, you say it didn't happen or isn't true.
    He denied charges that Vietnamese troops participated in the fighting.
    There can be no denying that the Cobra is an extremely exciting car to drive.
    The report that came out earlier today has been denied by the White House.
  2. (transitive) If you deny somebody something, you stop them from having or doing it.
    A quick dive by the goal keeper denies Beckham the goal.
    Why would you go to work and deny yourself a little rest?

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