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Definitions of deny

to not admit that you have done something, have knowledge of something or are responsible for something

A maintenance supervisor has appeared in court to deny responsibility for the death of a worker killed by an express train.

to not allow someone to have or to do something

There is no way of confirming the reports as independent journalists are denied access to the war zone.

to say that something is not true

The two men deny being involved in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs.