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Main Entry: 1re·fuse
Pronunciation: ri-primarystressfyüz
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): re·fused; re·fus·ing
1 : to say one will not accept : REJECT <refused the money>
2 a : to show or express positive unwillingness <refused to act> b : to say one will not grant : DENY <was refused entrance>
3 : to withhold the accepting, following, or permitting of something
synonym see DECLINE
- re·fus·er noun

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