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    Smile Refuse and Deny?

    Dear all
    Could you please tell me what is the difference between "refuse" and "deny"
    Can I use them both in the same way.
    Thank you in advance.
    Best regards.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: Refuse and Deny?

    Refuse = not allow or permit
    Deny = say you didn't do something

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    Default Re: Refuse and Deny?

    tdol, you forgot about 'my request was denied'

    But usually deny is the opposite of admit

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    Smile Re: Refuse and Deny?

    Thank you teacher tdol for your short and clear explanation.

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