Deny vs. Refute

Deny vs. Refute — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Deny and Refute

Denyverb

To declare untrue; assert to be false

"A senior officer denied that any sensitive documents had been stored there" (Scott Ritter).

Refuteverb

To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof

refute testimony.

Denyverb

To refuse to believe; reject

deny the existence of evil spirits.

Refuteverb

To deny the accuracy or truth of

refuted the results of the poll.

Denyverb

To refuse to recognize or acknowledge; disavow

The official denied any wrongdoing.

Refuteverb

Usage Problem To repudiate.

Denyverb

To decline to grant or allow; refuse

deny the student's request.denied the prisoner food or water.

Refuteverb

(transitive) To prove (something) to be false or incorrect.

Denyverb

To give a refusal to; turn down or away

The protesters were determined not to be denied.

Refuteverb

(transitive) To deny the truth or correctness of (something).

Denyverb

To restrain (oneself) especially from indulgence in pleasures.

Refuteverb

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof;

The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments

Denyverb

(transitive) To not allow.

I wanted to go to the party, but I was denied.

Refuteverb

prove to be false or incorrect

Denyverb

(transitive) To assert that something is not true.

I deny that I was at the party.Everyone knows he committed the crime, but he still denies it.

Denyverb

(transitive) To disallow

Denyverb

(transitive) to refuse to give or grant something to someone

My father denied me a good education.

Denyverb

To prevent from scoring.

Denyverb

To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, etc.; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.

Denyverb

(obsolete) To refuse (to do or accept something).

Denyverb

declare untrue; contradict;

He denied the allegationsShe denied that she had taken money

Denyverb

refuse to accept or believe;

He denied his fatal illness

Denyverb

refuse to grant, as of a petition or request;

The dean denied the students' request for more physics coursesthe prisoners were denied the right to exercise for more than 2 hours a day

Denyverb

refuse to let have;

She denies me every pleasurehe denies her her weekly allowance

Denyverb

deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure;

She denied herself wine and spirits

Denyverb

deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit

Denyverb

refuse to recognize or acknowledge;

Peter denied Jesus