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refuse

refuse - Dictionary definition and meaning for word refuse

Definition
(noun) food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
Synonyms : food waste , garbage , scraps

Definition
(verb) show unwillingness towards
Synonyms : decline
Example Sentence
  • he declined to join the group on a hike

Definition
(verb) refuse to accept
Synonyms : decline , pass up , reject , turn down
Example Sentence
  • He refused my offer of hospitality

Definition
(verb) elude, especially in a baffling way
Synonyms : defy , resist
Example Sentence
  • This behavior defies explanation

Definition
(verb) refuse to let have
Synonyms : deny
Example Sentence
  • She denies me every pleasure
  • he denies her her weekly allowance

Definition
(verb) resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
Synonyms : reject , resist
Example Sentence
  • His body rejected the liver of the donor

Definition
(verb) refuse entrance or membership
Synonyms : reject , turn away , turn down
Example Sentence
  • They turned away hundreds of fans
  • Black people were often rejected by country clubs

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