1 contradict, gainsay, refute, controvert, disaffirm, disclaim, confute, negate, dispute:
She denies ever having met the defendant.
2 reject, refuse, withhold, forbid, turn down, decline, disallow; recall, revoke, recant:
He asserts that his right to counsel was denied.
3 disavow, repudiate, renounce, disown, forswear, disclaim:
The witch-doctor demanded sacrifices, saying that the angry gods would not be denied.