refuse (something) to (one)

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refuse (something) to (one)

To decline to give or grant something to one. The prison guard was accused of refusing medical treatment to dozens of inmates. Unfortunately, the company is completely within their rights to refuse insurance benefits to new employees.
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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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Ex-mayor Albek Ibraimov refuses to give testimony at court hearin AKIPRESS.COM - The Lelin district court of Bishkek on August 30 continued a court hearing on the case of former mayors of the city Kubanychbek Kulmatov and Albek Ibraimov.
Cathy Miller, the owner of Tastries Bakery, refuses to make cakes for same-sex couples because she says doing so would violate her Christian beliefs.
If he refuses to play then he'll refuse to play again if it doesn't suit him and I don't think you really want players like that around the squad.
If he still refuses to listen, report it to the community; and if he refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a tax collector or a pagan" (Matt.
He refuses to admit, for example, that lembas, the magic bread the elves supplied Frodo and Sam with, was in any way reflective of Catholic belief in transubstantiation, or, for that matter, that the Ring as many have argued, referred to the hydrogen bomb.
"Among the portions of the report the administration refuses to declassify are chapters dealing with two politically and diplomatically sensitive issues: the details of daily intelligence briefings given to Bush in the summer of 2001 and evidence pointing to Saudi government ties to Al Qaeda' reported Newsweek for June 2nd.
It also discusses what administrative options a law enforcement manager has if an employee refuses to voluntarily answer questions during an internal investigation.
If so, a situation could arise in which a client hires a practitioner to prepare workpapers and refuses to make payment, but still is permitted to demand the return of the records furnished and the prepared workpapers "free of charge."
"He refuses to consult with plaintiffs regarding partnership business, he refuses to involve plaintiffs in material decisions and commitments affecting the partnership, he refuses to provide plaintiffs with information affecting the partnership, and he refuses to recognize the principle that he cannot unilaterally effect an extraordinary transaction without the consent of all of his partners," according to the suit.
The mark would only apply to imported foods that are rejected for "safety reasons," meaning, "consuming the imported food could adversely affect a person's health." Therefore, if FDA refuses to admit an imported food because it was labeled in a foreign language, a mark would not be required.
The dissent also criticized the majority for telling nursing homes they could gain access to an administrative hearing and to judicial review by refusing to submit a POC, noting that whether a "termination" (or other serious sanction) is applied to a nursing home that refuses to submit a POC is at HHS' discretion.
Thus, the minority writer or community may emphasize a meaning or an implication of a myth that the "master narrative,"(1) the ideological script that the Western world imposes on "others," refuses to consider, and may signify the original meaning into the background, giving primary authority to the signification over the master's trope.
"These are very, very difficult decisions to make because of the regularity with which the complainant refuses to go forward,' DiGenova told The Washington Post.
Dawson also refuses to arrange for abortions, or to prescribe the morning-after pill, or Viagra for unmarried men.
Agencies should not make exceptions to their standard operating procedures to accommodate an employee who refuses to work with an individual with HIV.