Synonyms of deny in English:

deny


See definition of deny

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