Antonyms of verb deny

2 of 7 senses of deny

Sense 1
deny -- (declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money")
       Antonym of admit (Sense 1)
      => admit, acknowledge -- (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten")

Sense 4
deny, refuse -- (refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance")
       Antonym of allow (Sense 3)
      => allow, grant -- (let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb deny

7 senses of deny

Sense 1
deny -- (declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money")
       => contradict, negate, contravene -- (deny the truth of)

Sense 2
deny -- (refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness")
       => disown, renounce, repudiate -- (cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son")

Sense 3
deny -- (refuse to grant, as of a petition or request; "The dean denied the students' request for more physics courses"; "the prisoners were denied the right to exercise for more than 2 hours a day")
       => withhold, keep back -- (hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room")

Sense 4
deny, refuse -- (refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance")
       => keep, hold on -- (retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married")

Sense 5
deny, abnegate -- (deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits")
       => control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")

Sense 6
traverse, deny -- (deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit)

Sense 7
deny -- (refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus")
       => disavow -- (refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with; "Her husband disavowed her after 30 years of marriage and six children")

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