Synonyms for Refuse:


not brook something, clamp down. shake your head, withhold. garbage (noun)
waste, scraps, Leavings, residue, offal, debris, junk, litter, remains, trash, rubbish, slop.
odds and ends (noun)
refuse (noun)
turn away, turn down, reject, resist, deny, defy, food waste, scraps, pass up, decline, garbage.
rubbish (noun)
trash, litter, Leavings.
waste (noun)
detritus, Filings, junk, garbage, decay, waste, chaff, offal, remnant, rubbish, despoilment, leakage, Dejecta, debris, residue, slop, effluent.


communication (verb)
deny; say no (verb)
turn down, turn away, reject, repudiate, disapprove, withhold, disallow, nix, decline, pass up.
prohibit (verb)
restrict, disapprove, restrain, deny, curtail, block, forbid, outlaw, oppress, disqualify, reject, preclude, prohibit, suppress, control, curb, inhibit, ban, bar, prevent, disallow, constrain.
refuse (verb)
repulse, renounce, disincline, decline, repudiate, dismiss, disdain, disagree.
stative (verb)
resist, reject.

Other synonyms:

clamp down. nix. withhold. condemn

Usage examples for refuse

  1. At first he was angry and said that I would do well to refuse what had been asked of me, but after we had talked about it, he came to think as I thought, that perhaps it would be better to make the doctor a present, rather than to have his ill will, for it was possible that he might be able to harm us. – When Buffalo Ran by George Bird Grinnell
  2. Ye'll not refuse me now." – The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  3. He did not refuse but he did not quite promise. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope