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Definitions of refuse

  1. refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. elude, esp. in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. food that is discarded (as from a kitchen) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Refusal. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To deny, as a request, demand, invitation, or command; to decline to do or grant. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To decline to accept; to reject; to deny the request or petition of; as, to refuse a suitor. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To disown. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To deny compliance; not to comply. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. That which is refused or rejected as useless; waste or worthless matter. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Refused; rejected; hence; left as unworthy of acceptance; of no value; worthless. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To decline to take; be unwilling to receive; as, to refuse a gift; to decline to do or grant; deny; as, to refuse a demand or request; decline to have put upon one; as, to refuse a responsibility. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Worthless matter; trash; rubbish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Rejected; worthless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To reject: to deny, as a request, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To decline acceptance: not to comply. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Refused: worthless. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. That which is rejected or left as worthless: dross. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Rejected or worthless matter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To deny; reject; decline to accept or comply. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To decline; reject; deny; repel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To fuse again. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Rejected as worthless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Anything worthless; rubbish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Refused; rejected; worthless. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. That which is refused or rejected as useless; waste matter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. To deny a request or command; to decline to accept what is offered; to reject. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To decline to accept; not to comply. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To deny, as a request, an invitation, or a demand; to decline to do or accept; to reject. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. Rejected; worthless; of no value. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. To throw back, or cause to keep back (as the center, a wing, or a flank), out of the regular aligment when troops aras, to refuse the right wing while the left wing attacks. dictgcide_fs
  37. r[=e]-f[=u]z', v.t. to reject: to deny, as a request, &c.: to disown: to fail to receive, to repel: (mil.) to hold troops back from the regular alignment.--v.i. to decline acceptance: not to comply.--adj. REF[=U]'SABLE, capable of being refused.--ns. REF[=U]'SAL, denial of anything requested: rejection: the right of taking in preference to others; R[=E]F[=U]'SER. [Fr. refuser, prob. due to confusion of L. refut[=a]re, to drive back, recus[=a]re, to make an objection against.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. ref'[=u]s, adj. refused: worthless.--n. that which is rejected or left as worthless: dross. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  39. r[=e]-f[=u]z', v.t. to melt again.--n. R[=E]F[=U]'SION, repeated fusion or melting, as of metals: restoration. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. Say or convey by action that one will not accept or submit to or give or grant orgratify or consent (r. offer, gift, chance, office, candidate, person as husband, &c.; horse refuses fence &c. or abs., will not jump, whence refuser n.; r. orders, control, &c.; r. obedience, compliance; refused me satisfaction, tribute to suzerain, my request; r. one, not grant his request; have never been refused, had request rejected; r. to do); make refusal, (whist &c.) not follow suit. Hence refusable a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. (What is) rejected as worthless or left over after use. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. n. That which is rejected as useless; waste matter; dregs; sediment; scum; dross. Cabinet Dictionary

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