Deny and Grant


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Deny verb – To be unwilling to grant.
Usage example: the director denied access to the top secret files to all but those with a need to know

Grant is an antonym for deny in topics: refuse, disagree.
Nearby Words: denial, denied, denying, deniable
Antonyms for Deny


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Grant verb – To accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly.
Usage example: you will grant that she is difficult to work with

Deny is an antonym for grant in authorize topic.
Nearby Words: granted, granting, grantee, grantor
Antonyms for Grant
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Common collocations

ability deny ability grant ability
power deny power grant power
life deny life grant life
attack deny attack grant attack
Other nouns: people, request, happiness, knowledge, sort, right, chance, form, time, access, magic, victory, benefits, rights, rewards.

Both words in one sentence

  • Tabletop Game / Mordheim Several of the Chaos mutations are pants-soiling levels of Body Horror, but no one can deny the significant bonuses they grant.
  • Series / Boston Public The teachers discuss the dilemma they face: if they deny his request, he will sue for anti-gay discrimination; if they grant it, the other players could sue for sexual harassment.
  • Manga / Drug & Drop When Kohaku asks him if he has someone so important to him that he wants to grant that person's wish just because it's that person's, Kazahaya automatically thinks of Rikuo...and then fiercely tries to deny it.
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