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re·fuse1

refuse1

 
 
pronunciation:
rih fyuz
part of speech: verb
inflections: refuses, refusing, refused
definition 1: to not accept or agree to; turn down.
I refused the stranger's offer of a ride.The bank refused his request for a loan.
synonyms:
decline, deny, reject, withhold
antonyms:
accept, grant, provide
similar words:
deprive, disapprove, grudge, overrule, resist, scorn, veto
definition 2: to be unwilling to do.
I refuse to tell you my phone number.
synonyms:
decline
similar words:
balk at, deny, object to
definition 3: to say no; to not permit or agree to something.
I asked her if I could borrow her book, but she refused.
antonyms:
agree, comply
similar words:
balk, decline, object, resist
derivation: refusable (adj.)