The difference between Refuse and Withsake

When used as verbs, refuse means to decline (a request or demand), whereas withsake means to forsake.

Refuse is also noun with the meaning: collectively, items or material that have been discarded.

Refuse is also adjective with the meaning: discarded, rejected.

check bellow for the other definitions of Refuse and Withsake

  1. Refuse as an adjective:

    Discarded, rejected.

  1. Refuse as a noun:

    Collectively, items or material that have been discarded; rubbish, garbage.

  1. Refuse as a verb (transitive):

    To decline (a request or demand).


    "My request for a pay rise was refused."

  2. Refuse as a verb (intransitive):

    To decline a request or demand, forbear; to withhold permission.


    "I refuse to listen to this nonsense any more."

    "I asked the star if I could have her autograph, but she refused."

  3. Refuse as a verb (military):

    To throw back, or cause to keep back (as the centre, a wing, or a flank), out of the regular alignment when troops are about to engage the enemy.


    "to refuse the right wing while the left wing attacks"

  4. Refuse as a verb (obsolete, transitive):

    To disown.

  1. Refuse as a noun (obsolete):



    "rfquotek Fairfax"

  1. Refuse as a verb:

    To melt again.

  1. Withsake as a verb (transitive, obsolete):

    To forsake; abandon; renounce; deny; refuse.