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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·fuse /rɪˈfjuz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·fuse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Refused p. pr. & vb. n. Refusing.]
 1. To deny, as a request, demand, invitation, or command; to decline to do or grant.
    That never yet refused your hest.   --Chaucer.
 2. Mil. To throw back, or cause to keep back (as the center, a wing, or a flank), out of the regular aligment when troops arabout to engage the enemy; as, to refuse the right wing while the left wing attacks.
 3. To decline to accept; to reject; to deny the request or petition of; as, to refuse a suitor.
 The cunning workman never doth refuse
 The meanest tool that he may chance to use.   --Herbert.
 4. To disown. [Obs.] Refuse thy name.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·fuse, v. i. To deny compliance; not to comply.
    Too proud to ask, too humble to refuse.   --Garth.
    If ye refuse . . . ye shall be devoured with the sword.   --Isa. i. 20.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·fuse, n. Refusal. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ref·use n.  That which is refused or rejected as useless; waste or worthless matter.
 Syn: -- Dregs; sediment; scum; recrement; dross.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ref·use, a. Refused; rejected; hence; left as unworthy of acceptance; of no value; worthless.
    Everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.   --1. Sam. xv. 9.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : food that is discarded (as from a kitchen) [syn: garbage,
          food waste, scraps]
      v 1: show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group
           on a hike" [syn: decline] [ant: accept]
      2: refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality" [syn:
          reject, pass up, turn down, decline] [ant: accept]
      3: elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies
         explanation" [syn: defy, resist] [ant: lend oneself]
      4: refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he
         denies her her weekly allowance" [syn: deny] [ant: allow]
      5: resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign
         tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the
         donor" [syn: resist, reject]
      6: refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of
         fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
         [syn: reject, turn down, turn away] [ant: admit]