Synonyms of deny in English:

deny


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verb

1‘the report was denied by several witnesses’

SYNONYMS
contradict, repudiate, gainsay, declare untrue, dissent from, disagree with, challenge, contest, oppose
retract, take back, back-pedal
disprove, debunk, explode, discredit, refute, rebut, invalidate, negate, nullify, quash
informal shoot full of holes, shoot down, shoot down in flames
disaffirm
rare controvert, confute, negative
ANTONYMS

confirm

2‘he found it difficult to deny the request’

SYNONYMS
refuse, turn down, reject, rebuff, repulse, decline, veto, dismiss
informal knock back, give the thumbs down to, give the red light to, give the brush-off to
ANTONYMS

accept

3‘she was told that she must deny her father and mother’

SYNONYMS
renounce, turn one's back on, forswear, eschew, repudiate, disavow, disown, wash one's hands of, reject, discard, cast aside, cast off, abandon, surrender, give up, relinquish
archaic forsake
rare abjure, abnegate
ANTONYMS

embrace