deny
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deny(
dih
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nay
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to declare untrue)
a. negar
He couldn't deny the fact that it was he who had broken the computer.No pudo negar que fue él el que rompió la computadora.
b. desmentir (rumor, report)
He would neither confirm nor deny the rumor.No quería ni confirmar ni desmentir el rumor.
2. (to refuse)
a. denegar
He was denied a visa to enter the country.Le denegaron la visa para entrar al país.
3. (to disavow)
a. renegar de
Though they torture me, I shall not deny my faith.Aunque me torturen, no renegaré de mi fe.
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deny
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (right, request)
a. denegar
to deny somebody his rightsdenegar or negar a alguien sus derechos
to deny oneself somethingprivarse de algo
2. (accusation, fact)
a. negar
3. (rumor)
a. desmentir
to deny doing something, deny having done somethingnegar haber hecho algo
there's no denying that…es innegable que…
to deny all knowledge of somethingnegar tener conocimiento de algo
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deny [dɪˈnaɪ]
transitive verb
1 [+charge] negar; rechazar; [+report] desmentir; [+possibility, truth of statement] negar
to deny having done sth negar haber hecho algo; to deny that ... negar que ...
he denies that he said it he denies having said it niega haberlo dicho
I don't deny it no lo niego; she denied everything lo negó todo; there's no denying it no se puede negar; es innegable
2 (refuse) [+request] denegar
to deny sb sth negar algo a algn; privar a algn de algo; to deny o.s. sth privarse de algo; he was not going to be denied his revenge nada iba a impedir su venganza
3 (renounce) [+faith] renegar de
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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