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to refuse
Kanji 1154

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Synopsis

Sometimes you just have to say no. With 拒 you can turn down requests and offers (e.g., marriage proposals), refuse to pay or to take money, reject advice, and refuse to go places. You can also use 拒 to say, "I refuse to answer the question," "The government refuses to bow to public pressure," “They denied asylum to refugees,” and "She automatically dismisses talk of the supernatural." 

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Cover of essay 1154 on 拒 (to refuse), "Putting One's Foot Down"
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