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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




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



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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