Textual thesaurus for "refuse"

(noun) scraps, food waste, garbage

food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

(verb) decline

show unwillingness towards

he declined to join the group on a hike

(verb) deny

refuse to let have

She denies me every pleasure; he denies her her weekly allowance

(verb) turn down, decline, pass up, reject

refuse to accept

He refused my offer of hospitality

(verb) reject, turn away, turn down

refuse entrance or membership

They turned away hundreds of fans; Black people were often rejected by country clubs

(verb) defy, resist

elude, especially in a baffling way

This behavior defies explanation

(verb) reject, resist

resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

His body rejected the liver of the donor