What to say when someone denies something

deny verb /dɪˈnaɪ/ /dɪˈnaɪ/Word Familydeny verbdenial nounundeniable adjectiveundeniably adverbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deny /dɪˈnaɪ/ /dɪˈnaɪ/ he / she / it de

What to say when someone denies something

deny verb /dɪˈnaɪ/ /dɪˈnaɪ/Word Family

  • deny verb
  • denial noun
  • undeniable adjective
  • undeniably adverbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deny /dɪˈnaɪ/ /dɪˈnaɪ/ he / she / it denies /dɪˈnaɪz/ /dɪˈnaɪz/ past simple denied /dɪˈnaɪd/ /dɪˈnaɪd/ past participle denied /dɪˈnaɪd/ /dɪˈnaɪd/ -ing form denying /dɪˈnaɪɪŋ/ /dɪˈnaɪɪŋ/                            jump to other results
  1. to say that something is not true
  • deny something to deny an allegation/a charge/an accusation
  • He has denied any involvement in the incident.
  • The company strongly denies wrongdoing.
  • to vehemently/strenuously/categorically deny something
  • A spokesperson refused to either confirm or deny the reports.
  • deny (that) She denied that there had been a cover-up.
  • It can't be denied that we need to devote more resources to this problem.
  • There's no denying the fact that quicker action could have saved them.
  • deny doing something He denies knowing anything about the plot.More Like This Verbs usually followed by -ing formsVerbs usually followed by -ing forms
  • avoid
  • consider
  • delay
  • deny
  • enjoy
  • escape
  • finish
  • give up
  • imagine
  • involve
  • mention
  • mind
  • miss
  • postpone
  • practise
  • resist
  • risk
  • suggestExtra Examples
  • He has categorically denied being involved in the fraud.
  • He has consistently denied murdering his estranged wife.
  • There is no denying the fact that she is an excellent scholar.
  • I know it was you I saw, so there's no use trying to deny it.
  • If anyone accuses me I shall simply deny it.
  • No one would deny that there is a very great need for change.
  • You can't deny that it seems a very attractive idea.
  • He denied accusations of corruption and mismanagement.
  • The company in March denied claims made in the lawsuit.Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadverb
  • adamantly
  • emphatically
  • fiercely
  • verb + deny
  • cannot
  • try tophrases
  • no one could deny (that)
  • no one would deny (that)
  • there is no denying something
  • See full entry

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  1. deny something to refuse to admit or accept something
  • She denied all knowledge of the incident.
  • The department denies responsibility for what occurred.
  • an anti-environmentalist campaign group that denies climate changeExtra Examples
  • No physicist would deny the existence of gravity.
  • Denying the Holocaust is a crime in Germany.
  • Reality cannot be denied.Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadverb
  • adamantly
  • emphatically
  • fiercely
  • verb + deny
  • cannot
  • try tophrases
  • no one could deny (that)
  • no one would deny (that)
  • there is no denying something
  • See full entry
  1. (formal) to refuse to allow somebody to have something that they want or ask for
  • deny somebody something They were denied access to the information.
  • deny something to somebody Access to the information was denied to them.Extra Examples
  • You cannot deny this opportunity to me.
  • They were cruelly denied victory by an injury-time strike from Hegerberg.
  • Children could be compelled to work on the farm, effectively denying them schooling.
  • The country's government systematically denies its citizens basic rights to free expression.Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadverb
  • cruelly
  • effectively
  • routinely
  • preposition
  • toSee full entry
  1. deny yourself (something) (formal) to refuse to let yourself have something that you would like to have, especially for moral or religious reasons      Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French deni-, stressed stem of deneier, from Latin denegare, from de- formally + negare say no.See deny in the Oxford Advanced American DictionarySee deny in the Oxford Learner's Dictionary of Academic EnglishCheck pronunciation: deny

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