Translation of deny in Spanish:

deny

negar, v.

Pronunciation: /dɪˈnʌɪ//dəˈnaɪ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (fact/accusation) negar
    (rumors) desmentir
    even if you don't like it, you can't deny that … aunque no te guste, no me negarás que …
    • there's no denying that … es innegable / no se puede negar que …
    • he denied (that) other people had been present negó que hubiera habido alguien más presente
    • I don't deny/ I'm not denying that it's costly, but … no discuto / niego que sea caro, pero …
    • to deny -ing
    • she denied stealing / having stolen it negó haberlo robado
    • Rumours that he had been suspended swept across the centre two weeks ago, but the shopping centre's management company refused to admit or deny the claims.
    • Although he denied a desire ‘for any larger command,’ there was no doubt that he had himself in mind for overall command.
    • Ethiopia faces devastating famine, millions in other parts of the world have no drinking water and global warming is forgotten or denied.
    • Mr Irving has been jailed in Austria for denying the holocaust.
    • Whilst it cannot be denied that vitamins are essential to the human body, the level of intake and amounts that an individual human body may require varies widely.
    • I went to the movie with pure enjoyment as my goal, but I couldn't deny a desire to see if a theme from the first two movies would carry through to the third.
    • It is one thing to acknowledge that the human mind can glimpse truth only as through a glass darkly; and quite another to deny the existence of truth altogether.
    • Mr Adlem's evidence was that although a lease on the Chapel of Rest was discussed Mr Adlem denied agreeing to anything.
    • For the company, Fred Philpott denied that low staffing levels contributed to food not being removed from the shelves when past its ‘use by’ date.
    • He fiercely denied that knowledge, not even wanting to admit it to himself.
    • The former president of the Royal Astronomical Society was accused of denying man-made climate change in a column published in a Canadian newspaper.
    • When he was confronted, he denied that smoking had taken place.
    • In any case, Lomborg does not deny global climate change.
    • Only four years ago it was considered completely mainstream, centrist thinking to oppose stem cell research, reject nuclear proliferation schemes, and deny global warming.
    • A spokesman for the Chief Executive's office denied that Wednesday was a date offered to the party, saying it was only chosen by the party.
    • He first denied that he had agreed to support the legislation or that he had attended a meeting with the two.
    • Government officials appear to accept the practice, denying it's widespread.
    • A federal prosecutor has denied that contention.
    • If anybody still denies global warming let them come and stew in the steam bath that is London this week.
    • It is denied that the Defendant repudiated the alleged or any contract as alleged or at all.
    • Last week O'Malley issued a statement denying any involvement in the statement's alteration.
    • A spokesman for the immigration and naturalisation service, Kerry Gill, denied that publicity influenced handling of the case.
    • She denied that groupism prevailed in the state unit of the party, adding that a difference of opinion of intra-party issue was bound to happen in a national party.
    • He denied that heavy special-purpose vehicles had entered the suburbs and urged the protesters to behave reasonably.
    • He denied under cross-examination that they had broken into the nursery.
    • Company executives denied that accusation, the paper reported.
    • The only people denying climate change now are the people who are making their money from burning fossil fuels.
    • I suppose I've answered my own question, about why the Right denies climate change.
    • Some people deny the holocaust, others assert it happened as a matter of undeniable fact.
    • It is absurd to deny people access to their own money which has been compulsorily channelled into some poorly managed scheme, when they could be progressing towards home ownership.
    • On several crucial occasions, opposition players have spilled the ball metres from the goal line, denying themselves a deserved victory.
    • It's a shame, because you do not know the culinary delights you are denying yourself.
    • Mr Riordan has claimed these orders effectively deny him access to the courts.
    • As the play progresses, one comes face to face with one's self, the self that has denied itself the fulfilment of its own desires.
    • Sending people to casualty and denying people access to shelters was and is and will always be the domain of the political directorate.
    • I realise now that I was deliberately denying myself painting when I stopped doing it for those three years.
    • Without such a pledge, there remains little justification for non-nuclear states to deny themselves the procurement of nuclear weapons.
    • ‘There are genuine refugees who want to work but are being denied that,’ he said.
    • He said: ‘There are a number of people who would love to rent private or council property and they are being denied that right.’
    • It's a decision to deny ourselves the thoughts, desires, and actions that feed the old life within us.
    • They can also develop financing arrangements that ensure that people are not denied access to the care they want and need because of their income.
    • Do not deny yourself the pleasure that is chocolate but if you must - send yours to me.
    • There have also been a number of cases where membership has been denied on technical grounds, they added.
    • As you might imagine, they've shown remarkable restraint in that regard, refusing to deny themselves a raise for five straight years.
    • This product warns you about tracking software and lets you grant or deny permission to those programs.
    • We're the ones who are denying ourselves health care coverage by refusing to pay taxes.
    • When a contract with the federation was agreed upon, it denied retroactive benefits to members of this striking union, even members like the applicants, who did not take part in the strike.
    • They should not be denied that opportunity, plus a chance to find a better life while rebuilding their region.
    • O'Neill was denied that unexpected luxury by circumstances outwith his control.
    • ‘How well those live who are comfortably and thoroughly in debt,’ wrote Thackeray in Vanity Fair, ‘how they deny themselves nothing; how jolly and easy they are in their minds.’
    • You just need to ask yourself what the payoff is and deny yourself that payoff.
    • I try to curb my spending sometimes, but on the other hand I don't believe there's any point in denying yourself and piling up your money.
    • In other words, it was browbeaten and the institute was denied what was agreed under that deed of settlement.
    • Quite often, elderly people spend their money on their relatives and deny themselves things they could do with.
    • And in Juliet we find a Chinoy woman, who in her desire to conform to social expectations, denies herself choices and voice.
    • Why are you even bothering when, after months of denying yourself food, you still look the same?
    • What is the point of denying yourself food and drink for over half a day?
    • I don't think you can deny yourself one of the important foods.
    • ‘It hurts me to deny people access to their home,’ he said.
    • Today people who could have been attracted to a professional or working environment not dedicated to profit are denied that option.
    • Some within industry may even find that access is denied due to confidentiality agreements or licensing.
    • Cutting out favourite snacks leads many children to binge on the foods they have been denying themselves, Harvard Medical School researchers found.
    • Our request for this very basic information was denied on privacy grounds.
    • In summary, specialty toy stores cannot compete on prices, so they will agree to deny the product to their discount rivals.
    • Individuals are trying, by denying themselves the luxury of forgetting about their acts, to spare other the agony of having to commit them at some time in the future.
    • His mother said he blew up because he's been in solitary confinement and has been repeatedly denied bail - and the stress is getting to him.
    • Ron Sekura opposed the motion of denying the application, he did express interest in helping the club find an alternate site.
    • In that city was the opportunity for glory, and no man could deny the greedy desire for glory.
    • In the scene, she repeatedly denied his advances, and was angry that he was still following her.
  • 2

    (refuse)
    (request) denegar
    to deny sb sth negarle algo a algn
    • we were denied access to the files nos negaron el acceso a los archivos
    • a last-minute goal denied them victory un gol de última hora los privó de / les negó la victoria
    • justice has been denied us no se nos ha hecho justicia
    • she denied herself cigarettes during Lent se privó de fumar durante la Cuaresma
    • to deny oneself sacrificarse
  • 3literary

    (disavow)
    (country/faith) renegar de
    Peter denied Christ three times Pedro negó a Jesús tres veces