deny collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈnaɪ/

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say that you did not do something that someone has accused you of; say that something is not true or does not exist


Adverbs frequently used with deny
strongly: adamantly, emphatically, firmly, stoutly, strenuously, strongly, vehemently, vigorouslyThe accusations have reportedly been vehemently denied by officials in Washington.at the beginning: initiallyPolice initially denied that armed officers had been on the scene.angrily: angrily, indignantlyWhen Fodor questioned her about it afterwards, she indignantly denied having done such a thing.many times: consistently, repeatedlyWashington has repeatedly denied any intention of an attack.completely: categorically, flatlyHe flatly denies that he ever so much as touched any form of illicit narcotic.directly/not directly: explicitly, implicitlyShe did not explicitly deny the accusation.
Nouns frequently used as the object of deny
accusation: accusation, allegation, charge, claim, rumourElsewhere he has denied allegations that he is a fraud.doing something wrong: involvement, wrongdoingThe school has denied any wrongdoing and is contesting the charge.responsibility: liability, responsibilityAs in most medical negligence cases the defendants denied liability.the existence or truth of something: existence, fact, possibility, reality, truth, validityYou cannot discuss the purpose of life with a man who denies the existence of God.

Usage note

You can also say that there is no denying something: There is no denying the fact that she has been a brilliant advocate for her profession.

 
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