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Refuse

Ref`use   Pronunciation: r?f´?s;277
v. t.1.To deny, as a request, demand, invitation, or command; to decline to do or grant.
[imp. & p. p. Refused (-f?zd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Refusing.]
2.(Mil.) To throw back, or cause to keep back (as the center, a wing, or a flank), out of the regular aligment when troops ar about to engage the enemy; as, to refuse the right wing while the left wing attacks.
3.To decline to accept; to reject; to deny the request or petition of; as, to refuse a suitor.
4.To disown.
v. i.1.To deny compliance; not to comply.
Too proud to ask, too humble to refuse.
- Garth.
If ye refuse . . . ye shall be devoured with the sword.
- Isa. i. 20.
n.1.Refusal.
1.That which is refused or rejected as useless; waste or worthless matter.
a.1.Refused; rejected; hence; left as unworthy of acceptance; of no value; worthless.
Everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
- 1. Sam. xv. 9.
Noun1.Refuserefuse - food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
Verb1.refuse - show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
Synonyms: decline
Antonyms:
consent, go for, accept - give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
2.refuse - refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
Antonyms:
accept, take, have - receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
3.refuse - elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
Synonyms: resist, defy
4.refuse - refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"
Synonyms: deny
5.refuse - resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
Synonyms: reject, resist
6.refuse - refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
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