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To refuse to think about, believe or accept something - synonyms or related words

turn down

to not accept an offer or request



to not consider something, or to not let it influence you



to refuse to accept that something might be true or important

shoot down

to refuse even to consider something such as an idea or a plan

push aside

to refuse to think about something unpleasant



literary to refuse to accept something, do something, or deal with something

not hear of it

to refuse to accept a suggestion or offer

deceive yourself

to refuse to believe something because you do not want to

close your mind to something

to refuse to consider something

put your foot down

to refuse very firmly to do or accept something



a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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