refuse to

refuse something to someone

to deny someone permission to receive or use something. You wouldn't refuse water to me, would you? Nothing at all was refused to the new employee.
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Following is a list of 25 things successful people refuse to do.
Hough-Telford's team compared the national AAP Periodic Surveys of 2006 and 2013 that dealt exclusively with immunizations to learn how currently practicing pediatricians perceived three issues related to vaccination: the prevalence of vaccine refusals and delays, why parents refuse or delay vaccines, and the decision of doctors to dismiss families who refuse to vaccinate.
Lead author Dr Tyler Okimoto, of the University of Queensland Business School, wanted to find out why people often refuse to say sorry despite apologies being seen as a "cheap" way to reduce blame and punishment.
He said: "The PFA's opinion, based on all the evidence presented, is Tevez did not refuse to play.
The former have not even made calculations about the cost of transporting their refuse to new sites while the latter want to charge a fee for every ton of refuse they agree to store.
160-200 vehicles bring refuse to the refuse dump every day, said senior dispatcher of Bishkek city refuse dump Kubat Abdykadyrov.
IN COMMON with his fellow first-season sire Haafhd, Refuse To Bend was a 2,000 Guineas winner who proved to have the requisite stamina to also register a Group 1 over 1m2f.
This research on the effect of decomposed refuse on maize highlights the potentialities of the refuse to enhance improvements in the fertility and organic matter content of the soil towards sustainable growth and yield of the growing plant.
Ultimately, physicians would be able to refuse to provide medical care based on personal disapproval of [an individual's] sexual orientation," says Lois Uttley, director of the MergerWatch Project in New York City, a group that works to protect hospital-based services from being restricted by religiously sponsored health systems.
suggests that consumers refuse to pay the tax by deducting 3 percent from their monthly bills.
Some would protect any health-care workers who refuse to take part in virtually any therapy or procedure to which they object.
Thousands of blacks in Montgomery, Alabama, refuse to ride the buses.
In fact, to refuse to accept C-38 as a valid law is the duty of all Canadians.
One bill, co-sponsored by John Kerry and Rick Santorum, called the Workplace Religious Freedom Act, would allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense a drug if another pharmacist on duty could step in and fill the offending prescription.
The bill is still in early form and would not penalize pharmacists who refuse to provide contraceptives.