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-nĕgo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.
I. To deny a thing, to say it is not so (very rare): “datum denegant, quod datum est,Plaut. Men. 4, 2, 12: “objecta,Tac. A. 15, 57.—Far more freq. and class. (cf., on the contrary, abnego).—
II. To reject, refuse, deny a request, entreaty, etc. (for syn. cf.: nego, infitias eo, infitior, diffiteor, recuso, abnuo, renuo, detrecto).
(β). With inf. or acc. and inf. (poet.): “denegavit, se dare granum tritici,Plaut. Stitch. 4, 1, 52; Ter. And. 1, 5, 6; Prop. 2, 24, 28 (3, 19, 12 M.): “dare denegaris,Ter. Heaut. 3, 1, 78; Hor. Od. 3, 16, 38.—
(δ). With se, to deny one's self, i. e. subject his own will to another's (eccl. Lat.), Vulg. Marc. 8, 34.
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