Synonym: decline, garbage, junk, litter, rebuff, reject, rubbish, rubble, trash, waste. Antonym: accept. Similar words: defuse, refuge, refute, refund, refugee, infuse, confuse, confused. Meaning: [rɪ'fjuːz] n. food that is discarded (as from a kitchen). v. 1. show unwillingness towards 2. refuse to accept 3. elude, especially in a baffling way 4. refuse to let have 5. resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ 6. refuse entrance or membership.
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1) My initial reaction was to refuse.
2) We refuse to talk to terrorists.
3) I refuse to bargain over the price.
4) I'll refuse, for whatever reason.
5) He cannot refuse if you ask politely.
6) I refuse to believe that.
7) We refuse to bargain over the price.
8) Officials refuse to divulge details of the negotiations.
9) The council is responsible for refuse collection.
10) Go on, ask her; she can hardly refuse.
11) He made me an offer I simply couldn't refuse.
12) No reasonable person could refuse.
13) She deemed it wise to refuse the offer.
14) I refuse to lie about it; it's against my principles.
15) They might refuse to let us do it, but it's hardly likely.
16) Those who refuse to repent, he said, will be punished.
17) People dump their refuse in the surrounding woods instead of taking it to the tip.
18) I refuse to submit.
19) The rebels are standing fast and refuse to be defeated.
20) Stratford police refuse to comment on whether anyone has been arrested.
21) I refuse to sink to their level .
22) I refuse to do demeaning work.
23) The laws of Nature, that is to say the laws of God, plainly made every human being a law unto himself, we must steadfastly refuse to obey those laws, and we must as steadfastly stand by the conventions which ignore them, since the statutes furnish us peace, fairly good government and stability, and therefore are better for us than the laws of God, which would soon plunge us into confusion and disorder and anarchy if we should adopt them.
24) They invited us to the party, but we had to refuse because we were busy.
25) The local authority could find itself in the invidious position of having to refuse.
26) His sense of decency and fair play made him refuse the offer.
27) There are plenty of fish in the river, and good baits on my line,(http://sentencedict.com/refuse.html) but the fish are getting clever and refuse to rise to the bait today.
28) While there is breath left in my body, I will refuse.
29) There are plenty of fish in the river, and good baits on my line, but the fish are getting clever and refuse to rise to a bait today.
30) With me if you lack anything, heart wild know the refuse.
More similar words: defuse, refuge, refute, refund, refugee, infuse, confuse, confused, effusive, transfuse, refer, reform, care for, refill, prefer, therefore, beef up, refer to, reflect, defunct, forceful, doleful, forefront, ruefully, befuddle, to the full, graceful, be full of, grateful, reference.