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To refuse to think about, believe or accept something - thesaurus

Synonyms

turn down

to not accept an offer or request

ignore

verb

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

dismiss

verb

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

spurn

verb

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

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More synonyms

brush aside

to refuse to accept that something is important or true

brush away

to refuse to accept or listen to something that someone says

brush off

to refuse to listen to someone, or to accept that something might be true or important

brush/sweep/cast something aside

to refuse to consider or deal with something

cast something from your mind

to stop thinking about something, so that you will no longer be affected by it or worried about it

draw the line

to say that you will definitely not allow or accept something

get on with your life

to stop thinking or worrying about something bad that happened in the past and start living a normal life again

get someone/something out of your mind

to stop thinking about someone or something

hide

verb

to try not to accept something or not to be affected by something

knock down

to show that something such as an idea or suggestion is not good or useful

lay aside

to not let yourself think about or be influenced by something so that you can achieve an aim

leave aside

to not consider something because you want to consider something else instead

negative

verb

formal to refuse to accept something such as a question or idea

not give someone/something /a/another thought

to not think about someone or something

not go there

used for saying that you do not want to hear about, discuss, or consider a particular subject

not want to hear something

to not be willing to discuss or consider something

not want to know

to refuse to listen to someone or get involved in something

push someone/something from your mind

to avoid thinking about someone or something

reckon without

to not consider or include something in your plans and so not be prepared for it

revolt

verb

to refuse to accept something such as a law or a decision

rule out

to stop considering something as a possibility

set aside

to not let a particular feeling, opinion, or belief influence you, in order to achieve something more important

set your face against something

to be determined not to do or accept something

shoot someone down in flames

to refuse to accept someone’s suggestion without even considering it

shut out

if you shut something out, you stop yourself from seeing it, hearing it, or thinking about it

something is not in/part of someone’s vocabulary

used for saying that someone will not accept a particular idea or possibility

switch off

informal to stop listening to someone, or to stop thinking about something

throw aside

to refuse to accept or continue something

toss aside

to stop accepting or believing in something, especially when the situation makes this difficult for you

turn away from

to refuse to accept or to use something any longer

turn your back on

to refuse to accept someone or something that you have previously accepted

turn your nose up (at something)

to refuse to accept something, especially because you do not think it is good enough

veto

verb

to refuse to accept someone’s suggestion

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