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Mom asked him to apologize, but he refused.
How could he refuse to help his own son?
Senior executives flatly refused to comment as they left the meeting.
It seemed impolite to refuse when she invited me for dinner.
Alternative therapies are suggested for patients who refuse conventional medical treatment.
Some landowners refuse permission to use footpaths on their land.
Judge Mackey refused the defendant the right to appeal.
This is the American English definition of refuse. View British English definition of refuse.