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 for Denying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     Note: We deny what another says, or we deny the truth of an
           assertion, the force of it, or the assertion itself.
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     2. To refuse (to do something or to accept something); to
        reject; to decline; to renounce. [Obs.] "If you deny to
        dance." --Shak.
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     3. To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or
        yield to; as, to deny a request.
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              Who finds not Providence all good and wise,
              Alike in what it gives, and what denies? --Pope.
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              To some men, it is more agreeable to deny a vicious
              inclination, than to gratify it.      --J. Edwards.
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     4. To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the
        like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to
        disavow.
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              The falsehood of denying his opinion. --Bancroft.
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              Thou thrice denied, yet thrice beloved. --Keble.
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     To deny one's self, to decline the gratification of
        appetites or desires; to practice self-denial.
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              Let him deny himself, and take up his cross. --Matt.
                                                    xvi. 24.
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