Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun refuse

1 sense of refuse

Sense 1
garbage, refuse, food waste, scraps -- (food that is discarded (as from a kitchen))
       => waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product -- (any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers")

Antonyms of verb refuse

2 of 6 senses of refuse

Sense 1
refuse, decline -- (show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike")
       Antonym of accept (Sense 3)
      => accept, consent, go for -- (give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution")

Sense 2
refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline -- (refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality")
       Antonym of accept (Sense 2)
      => accept, take, have -- (receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present")

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

6 senses of refuse

Sense 1
refuse, decline -- (show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

Sense 2
refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline -- (refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality")

Sense 3
defy, resist, refuse -- (elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation")
       => elude, escape -- (be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me")

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
resist, reject, refuse -- (resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

Sense 6
reject, turn down, turn away, refuse -- (refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs")

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