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Definitions of refuse

  1. To decline to accept; not to comply. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. 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.
  3. To fuse again. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To deny, as a request, demand, invitation, or command; to decline to do or grant. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To decline to accept; to reject; to deny the request or petition of; as, to refuse a suitor. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. To reject: to deny, as a request, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To decline acceptance: not to comply. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. elude, esp. in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. Refusal. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. That which is refused or rejected as useless; waste or worthless matter. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Worthless matter; trash; rubbish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. That which is rejected or left as worthless: dross. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Rejected or worthless matter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To deny; reject; decline to accept or comply. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Anything worthless; rubbish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. 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.
  25. Refused; rejected; hence; left as unworthy of acceptance; of no value; worthless. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Rejected; worthless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Refused: worthless. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Rejected as worthless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Refused; rejected; worthless. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Rejected; worthless; of no value. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for refuse

  1. You refuse to believe me? – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  2. If you refuse to do it, I shall believe you're in love with Sir Lionel yourself." – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
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