AskDefine | Define deny

Dictionary Definition



1 declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money" [ant: admit]
2 refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness"
3 refuse to grant, as of a petition or request; "The dean denied the students' request for more physics courses"; "the prisoners were denied the right to exercise for more than 2 hours a day"
4 refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance" [syn: refuse] [ant: allow]
5 deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits" [syn: abnegate]
6 deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit [syn: traverse]
7 refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus" [also: denied]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To not allow.
    I wanted to go to the party, but I was denied.
  2. To assert that something is not true.
    I deny that I was at the party.

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to not allow
  • Finnish: kieltää
  • German: verweigern, vorenthalten, ablehnen
  • Portuguese: negar
  • Spanish: negar
  • Swedish: neka, förvägra
to assert that something is not true
  • Arabic: (nafa)
  • Czech: popřít, zapřít
  • Finnish: kieltää, kiistää
  • French: nier
  • German: leugnen, bestreiten, dementieren
  • Greek: αρνούμαι, διαψεύδω
  • Hebrew: להכחיש (lehakhkhysh)
  • Portuguese: negar
  • Spanish: negar
  • Swedish: förneka

Extensive Definition

Denni Rocha dos Santos, usually known as Denni (born 21st August 1983 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian footballer who plays an attacking midfielder role. He most recently played for the Newcastle Jets in the Australian A-League before being released.

Club career

Denni had a contract with Santo André until 2008, and played for a number of other clubs on loan.
Denni trialled with French side RC Strasbourg at the end of 2006 but was unsuccessful in gaining a position at the club. He did not have permission to leave Santo André and the club stated that they would take legal action against him.
The Jets formally announced Denni's signing on 17 August 2007 at a press conference in Newcastle. He made his A-League debut on 26 August 2007 against Perth Glory.
Denni impressed at Newcastle, despite being small in height. The Hyundai A-League is considered a very physical league. His first goal came from a cross from Matt Thompson to set him up with a volley against Melbourne Victory.
Newcastle released Denni after finishing the season as champions.


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deny in Japanese: デーニ・ホッシャ・ジ・サントス

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abandon, abjure, abstain, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, assert the contrary, avoid, back down, back out, backwater, ban, bar, be contrary to, begrudge, belie, brush aside, call into question, challenge, chuck, chuck out, climb down, close the hand, confound, confute, constrain, contemn, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, crawfish out, cross, crush, curb, debar, decline, defeat, demolish, desert, despise, disaffirm, disallow, disapprove, disavow, disbelieve, discard, disclaim, discount, discredit, disdain, dismiss, disown, dispose of, disprove, dispute, disregard, eat crow, eat humble pie, embargo, enjoin, eschew, except, exclude, exclude from, finish, floor, forbear, forbid, forgo, forsake, forswear, gag on, gainsay, grudge, hold back, ignore, impugn, inhibit, interdict, join issue upon, keep back, misbelieve, negate, negative, nonplus, not accept, not admit, not believe, not buy, not swallow, nullify, oppose, oppugn, outlaw, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, parry, pass by, pass up, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, push aside, put to silence, rebuff, rebut, recall, recant, reduce to silence, refrain, refuse, refuse to admit, refuse to consider, refuse to credit, refute, reject, renege, renounce, repel, repress, repudiate, repulse, restrain, retract, revoke, rule out, sacrifice, say no to, scout, settle, shove away, shun, shut out, shut up, silence, smash all opposition, spurn, squash, squelch, subvert, suppress, swallow, taboo, take back, take issue with, throw away, throw out, traverse, turn away, turn down, turn out, unbelieve, undermine, unsay, upset, waive, withdraw, withhold
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