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To say no

refuse

verb

to say you will not do something that someone has asked you to do

turn down

to not accept an offer or request

decline

verb

to say politely that you will not accept something or do something

reject

verb

to refuse to take something, for example because it is damaged or is not what you wanted

pass up

to not take advantage of an opportunity

shake your head

to say no by turning your head from side to side

refuse

verb

to say that you do not want what someone has offered to you

nix

verb

to refuse or say no to something

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