The difference between Deny and Reject

When used as verbs, deny means to not allow, whereas reject means to refuse to accept.

Reject is also noun with the meaning: something that is rejected.

check bellow for the other definitions of Deny and Reject

  1. Deny as a verb (transitive):

    To not allow.


    "I wanted to go to the party, but I was denied."

  2. Deny as a verb (transitive):

    To assert that something is not true.


    "I deny that I was at the party."

    "Everyone knows he committed the crime, but he still denies it."

  3. Deny as a verb (transitive):

    To disallow

  4. Deny as a verb (transitive):

    to refuse to give or grant something to someone


    "My father denied me a good education."

  5. Deny as a verb (sports, transitive):

    To prevent from scoring.

  6. Deny as a verb:

    To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, etc.; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.

  7. Deny as a verb (obsolete):

    To refuse (to do or accept something).

  1. Reject as a verb (transitive):

    To refuse to accept.


    "She even rejected my improved offer."

  2. Reject as a verb (basketball):

    To block a shot, especially if it sends the ball off the court.

  3. Reject as a verb:

    To refuse a romantic advance.


    "I've been rejected three times this week."

  1. Reject as a noun:

    Something that is rejected.

  2. Reject as a noun (derogatory, _, slang):

    An unpopular person.

  3. Reject as a noun (colloquial):

    a rejected defective product in a production line