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Refuse

Definition of refuse:

part of speech: verb

To reject: to deny, as a request, etc.

part of speech: verb

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.

part of speech: adjective

Refused: worthless.

part of speech: verb

To decline acceptance: not to comply.

part of speech: noun

To deny; reject; decline to accept or comply.

part of speech: noun

Rejected or worthless matter.

part of speech: noun

Worthless matter; trash; rubbish.

part of speech: adjective

Rejected; worthless.

part of speech: noun

That which is rejected or left as worthless: dross.

Usage examples for refuse:

  • Mrs. Musgrave- Daisy- I want to ask you, and you can't refuse to answer. "The Way of an Eagle", Ethel M. Dell.
  • How can you refuse "The Mayflower, January, 1905", Various.
  • Why should you have wished to refuse him? "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.
  • I will refuse it. "The Maids Tragedy", Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher.

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