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  Words related to refuse

Related / Similar Words: garbage, food waste, scraps, decline, deny, reject, pass up, turn down, turn away, defy, resist

 

Definition:
  • food that is discarded (as from a kitchen);
  • show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike";
  • refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance";
  • refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality";
  • refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs";
  • elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation";
  • resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor";

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    Hyponyms: reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down, contract out, regret, repudiate, disobey, withhold, keep back, dishonor, dishonour, bounce, beggar

     

    Grouped Verbs: deny, abnegate, reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down

     

    Derivational Morphology: refusal, denier, declination, regrets, nonacceptance, turndown, rejection, cull, reject

     

    Anagrams: surfer, suffer

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 拒绝   Dutch: weigeren  
    Finnish: kieltää   French: réfuser  
    German: sich weigern   Hungarian: visszautasít  
    Italian: rifiutare   Japanese: 断る  
    Korean: 거절하다   Latin: recusare  
    Polish: odrzucać   Portuguese: recusar  
    Russian: отказывать   Spanish: rehusar  
    Swedish: vägra  
     
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