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ab-nuō nuī, nuitūrus, ere,

to refuse by a sign, deny, refuse, reject, decline: plebs abnuit dilectum, L.: regi pacem, S.: nihil studio meo: imperium, refuse obedience to, L.: omen, not to accept, V.: linguam Romanam, disdain, Ta.: nec abnuerant melioribus parere, L.: abnuit Ampycides, denied (the story), O.: non recuso, non abnuo.—Praegn., to refuse a request; hence, to forbid: bello Italiam concurrere Teucris, V.: illi de ullo negotio, to deny him anything, S.—Fig., not to admit of, to be unfavorable to: quod spes abnuit, Tb.: quando impetūs et subita belli locus abnueret, Ta.

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