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Deny \De*ny"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denied; p. pr. & vb. n. Denying.] [OE. denien, denaien, OF. denier, deneer, F. d['e]nier, fr. L. denegare; de- + negare to say no, deny. See Negation.] 1. To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; -- opposed to affirm, allow, or admit. [1913 Webster] Note: We deny what another says, or we deny the truth of an assertion, the force of it, or the assertion itself. [1913 Webster] 2. To refuse (to do something or to accept something); to reject; to decline; to renounce. [Obs.] "If you deny to dance." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or yield to; as, to deny a request. [1913 Webster] Who finds not Providence all good and wise, Alike in what it gives, and what denies? --Pope. [1913 Webster] To some men, it is more agreeable to deny a vicious inclination, than to gratify it. --J. Edwards. [1913 Webster] 4. To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow. [1913 Webster] The falsehood of denying his opinion. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster] Thou thrice denied, yet thrice beloved. --Keble. [1913 Webster] To deny one's self, to decline the gratification of appetites or desires; to practice self-denial. [1913 Webster] Let him deny himself, and take up his cross. --Matt. xvi. 24. [1913 Webster]