HyperDic: refuse

English > 7 senses of the word refuse:
VERBcommunicationrefuse, declineshow unwillingness towards
possessionrefuse, reject, pass up, turn down, declinerefuse to accept
stativerefuse, defy, resistelude, especially in a baffling way
possessionrefuse, denyrefuse to let have
stativerefuse, resist, rejectresist immunologically the introduction of some foreign / foreign tissue or organ
socialrefuse, reject, turn down, turn awayrefuse entrance or membership
NOUNsubstancerefuse, garbage, food waste, scrapsfood that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
refuse > pronunciation
Soundsrahfyuw'z; reh'fyuw.z; rihfyuw'z
Rhymesabuse ... values: 47 rhymes with uwz...
English > refuse: 7 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningFood that is discarded (as from a kitchen).
Synonymsgarbage, food waste, scraps
Broaderwaste, waste material, waste matter, waste productAny materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
Spanishmigajas, restos, sobras
Catalandeixalles, escombraries, rebuig, sobralles, sobres
English > refuse: 7 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningshow unwillingness towards.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey refuse to move
Synonymdecline
Narrowercontract outrefuse to pay a levy to a union for political use
disobeyrefuse to go along with
regretdecline formally or politely
reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downReject with contempt
repudiaterefuse to recognize or pay
Broaderreact, respondshow a response or a reaction to something
Oppositeaccept, consent, go forGive an affirmative reply to
Spanishdeclinar, rehusar
Catalandeclinar, refusar
English > refuse: 7 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningRefuse to accept.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
ModelThey refuse the money
Example"He refused my offer of hospitality"
Synonymsreject, pass up, turn down, decline
Narrowerbouncerefuse to accept and send back
dishonor, dishonourrefuse to accept
Oppositeaccept, take, haveReceive willingly something given or offered
Similar toreject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downReject with contempt
Spanishdeclinar, denegar, desestimar, negar, rechazar, rehusar
Catalandeclinar, denegar, desestimar, negar, rebutjar, refusar
Nounsrefusala message refusing to accept / accept something that is offered
English > refuse: 7 senses > verb 3, stative
Meaningelude, especially in a baffling way.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsdefy, resist
NarrowerbeggarBe beyond the resources of
Broaderelude, escapeBe incomprehensible to
Oppositelend oneself, applyBe applicable to
Spanishdesafiar, oponerse, rechazar, resistir
Catalanoposar-se
English > refuse: 7 senses > verb 4, possession
MeaningRefuse to let have.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something
ModelThey refuse them the money
Synonymdeny
Narrowerwithhold, keep backhold back
Broaderkeep, hold onRetain possession of
Oppositeallow, grantLet have
Similar todeny, abnegatedeny oneself (something)
Spanishnegar
Catalannegar
Nounsrefusalthe act of refusing / refusing / refusing
English > refuse: 7 senses > verb 5, stative
Meaningresist immunologically the introduction of some foreign / foreign tissue or organ.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsresist, reject
Broaderreact, respondshow a response or a reaction to something
English > refuse: 7 senses > verb 6, social
MeaningRefuse entrance or membership.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsreject, turn down, turn away
Oppositeadmit, allow in, let in, intromitAllow to enter
Similar toreject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downReject with contempt
Nounsrefusalthe act of refusing / refusing / refusing

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