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Refuse meaning

refuse - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. show unwillingness towards; " he declined to join the group on a hike"
  2. 2. elude, especially in a baffling way; " This behavior defies explanation"
  3. 3. resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; " His body rejected the liver of the donor"
  4. 4. Refusal.
  5. 5. To deny, as a request, demand, invitation, or command; to decline to do or grant.
  6. 6. To decline to accept; to reject; to deny the request or petition of; as, to refuse a suitor.
  7. 7. To disown.
  8. 8. To deny compliance; not to comply.
  9. 9. That which is refused or rejected as useless; waste or worthless matter.
  10. 10. Refused; rejected; hence; left as unworthy of acceptance; of no value; worthless.
  11. 11. To throw back, or cause to keep back ( as the center, a wing, or a flank), out of the regular aligment when troops ar about to engage the enemy; as, to refuse the right wing while the left wing attacks.
  12. 12. Rejected or worthless matter.
  13. 13. To deny; reject; decline to accept or comply.

refuse - examples of usage

  1. If you refuse it, people would wonder." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. Men refuse to have anything to do with him. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. I suppose you won't refuse to come this time." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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