Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Refuse"

The meaning of "Refuse" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does refuse mean?
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Q: What does refuse to put on pants mean?
A: "I refuse to put on pants."
"No quiero usar pantalones."
Q: What does refuse mean?
A: I refuse to go to the gym! I prefer to watch a movie instead
Q: What does refuse up mean?
A: @Dragonheart: Context plays a big role, doesn't it? In that sentence it would appear as a shortened version of "they refused to open up" but open gets eaten and moved further down.

Example sentences using "Refuse"

Q: Please show me example sentences with he refused to give in.
A: Jordano Bruno was pressured by the Holy Inquisition, but he refused to give in to their demands. And he was burnt at the stake for it.
Q: Please show me example sentences with refuse reject deny.
A: Refuse-I refuse to do what he says.

Reject-He asked me out,But I rejected him.

Deny-I interviewed for a company,but I was denied.
Q: Please show me example sentences with refuses .
A: He refuses to comply.
She refuses to talk.
They refuse to run
Q: Please show me example sentences with refuse .
A: I refuse to eat this.
Why did he refuse it?

Synonyms of "Refuse" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between refuse and reject ?
A: In US English, “refuse” usually = to show or express unwillingness to do or comply with
He refused to go with us to the party—he hates hanging out with those people.
The soldier refused to follow the order because he thought it was unlawful.
The kid refuses to do anything his parents say.
He refused to be bribed.

With an object, it can also mean “to decline to accept (something offered)”:
He refused the award.
Please don’t refuse our invitation.
He refused the bribe.

reject = to turn down or dismiss as inadequate or unsatisfactory or doesn’t meet some standard or principle
He rejected the job offer because the salary was too low.
He rejected the award. (He thinks the standards of the awarding committee are too low, maybe.)
He rejected the bribe. (Maybe it was too low OR it’s unsatisfactory because he thinks it is wrong to take bribes.)
(NOTE: you can “refuse to [verb]” or “refuse [noun]” but you can only “reject [noun]”—“reject to [verb]” is wrong.]
Q: What is the difference between refuse and reject ?
A: Refuse is more polite, to show you are not willing to do something. Reject is more violent, to dismiss, to fail.

"I refuse go to that restaurant, they have bad reviews"

"I refuse to see that movie, it is to violent"

"The new law was Rejected by government officials and will not pass"

"I asked a girl to dance but she rejected me in front of the whole crowd, I had to leave"

You could use refuse in that sentence too but you would take out the negative after effect.

"I asked a guy to dance but he refused, I asked a second guy and he said yes."
Q: What is the difference between refuse and reject ?
A: Reject meaning to dismiss and refuse to not be apart of or take part. They are very similar
Q: What is the difference between refuse and reject and decline ?
A: @komattyan:Refuse the action version over refuse is shaking your head no its lighter and sounds less aggressive the action of Reject is sticking your hands out and pushing something away it's the harshest out of the 3 decline is slightly pushing something like pushing a paper away form you its usually used in business terms like "I presented my idea to the board about raising pay but it was sadly declined"
Q: What is the difference between refuse and reject ?
A: If you refuse something that does not necessarily mean you have a problem with it. Reject is usually a negative connotation, that you don't approve.


Also, they aren't interchangeable. Example:
"I refuse to go on a date."
"I reject to go on a date."
The second sentence isn't right. To make it right it would have to be "I rejected going to a date."

Refusal is more of a physical action while rejection is a mental action. You usually reject ideas and refuse to go places.

I think that was the best way to explain, sorry for the long read.

Translations of "Refuse"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? refuse for the playdate offer but I want to join next time
A: Thank you for thinking of us! We can't make the playdate this time but we'd like to join next time.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? ガラクタ refuse is common?
A: 'Trash' or 'junk' is more common
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? refuse to help others
A: I refuse to help others.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? refuse
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Other questions about "Refuse"

Q: If he talked me into it, I won’t refuse his request. Does this sound natural?
A: Or "If he talked me into it, I WOULDN'T refuse his request."

Just make the tenses match, and you're perfect!
Q: "he flat out refused to do it."

is it uncommon/old fashioned to use "flat out" like that?
A: no it’s common
Q: *they refused me.

*they rejected me.



Does this sound natural?
A: oh ok got it thanks 😊
Q: refuse means in hindi and give some examples
A: what is the meaning of refuse pls explain me
Q: I suspect , he was going refuse our suggestion at first , but then changed his mind... Does this sound natural?
A: I suspect he will refuse our suggestion at first, but will change his mind.

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