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negar
transitive verb
1. (to refute)
a. to deny
La senadora negó haber cometido un crimen.The senator denied having committed a crime.
2. (to withhold something)
a. to refuse
El oficial nos negó su ayuda.The official refused to help us.
b. to deny
Nos negaron el uso de la piscina del hotel porque no éramos huéspedes.They denied us use of the hotel pool because we weren't guests.
3. (to reject)
a. to disown
Se marchó y negó a su familia.He left and disowned his family.
negarse
pronominal verb
4. (to decline; with "a")
a. to refuse
Él se niega a aceptar que la boda está cancelada.He refuses to believe that the wedding is cancelled.
negar
transitive verb
1. to deny (rechazar)
  • niega haber tenido nada que ver con el robohe denies having had anything to do with the robbery
  • no voy a negar que la idea me atraeI won't deny that the idea appeals to me
2. to refuse, to deny (denegar)
  • negarle algo a alguiento refuse o deny somebody something
  • nos negaron la entrada a la fiestathey refused to let us into the party, they wouldn't let us into the party
intransitive verb
also:
  • negar con la cabezato shake one's head
negarse
pronominal verb
1. to refuse (a to)
  • me niego a creer que fuera élI refuse to believe it was him
  • negarse en redondo a hacer algoto absolutely refuse to do something
negar
transitive verb
1 (desmentir) to deny
niega haber robado los documentos he denies having stolen the documents; el ministro ha negado todas las acusaciones the minister has denied all the accusations
ha negado su responsabilidad en el asunto
no me negarás que ha valido la pena you can't deny it's been worth it; negó que lo hubieran despedido he denied that they had sacked him; he denied having been sacked
2 (rehusar) to refuse; deny;a to
le negaron el paso por la frontera they refused to let him cross the border; nos negaron la entrada al edificio we were refused o denied entry to the building; negar el saludo a algn to blank sb (familiar); snub sb (familiar); negar la mano a algn to refuse to shake hands with sb
3 [+persona] to disown
negó a su hija he disowned his daughter
intransitive verb
negar con la cabeza to shake one's head
pronominal verb
negarse
1
negarse a hacer algo to refuse to do sth; se negó a pagar la multa he refused to pay the fine
2
negarse a la evidencia to deny the obvious
Verb Conjugations for negar
Gerund: negando
Participle: negado
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
Indicative
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yoniegoneguénegabanegaríanegaré
niegasnegastenegabasnegaríasnegarás
él/ella/Ud.nieganegónegabanegaríanegará
nosotrosnegamosnegamosnegábamosnegaríamosnegaremos
vosotrosnegáisnegasteisnegabaisnegaríaisnegaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.niegannegaronnegabannegaríannegarán
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