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    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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