Dictionary Results for refuse


1. refuse - noun

· food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

Synonym(s): garbage, food_waste, scraps

Hypernym(s): waste, waste_material, waste_matter, waste_product




2. refuse - verb

· show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"

Synonym(s): decline

Hypernym(s): react, respond

Antonym(s): accept




3. refuse - verb

· refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"

Synonym(s): reject, pass_up, turn_down, decline

Antonym(s): accept




4. refuse - verb

· elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"

Synonym(s): defy, resist

Hypernym(s): elude, escape




5. refuse - verb

· refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"

Synonym(s): deny

Hypernym(s): keep, hold_on




6. refuse - verb

· resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

Synonym(s): resist, reject

Hypernym(s): react, respond




7. refuse - verb

· refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

Synonym(s): reject, turn_down, turn_away





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