deny (v.)
refuse admittance to, keep out
1H4 II.iv.481[Falstaff to Prince Hal] If you will deny the sheriff, so; if not, let him enter
H5 V.ii.292[Burgundy to King Henry, of Katherine] if she deny the appearance of a naked blind boy in her naked seeming self
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