Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Deny, refuse, to contradict, i.e., disavow, reject, abnegate

Greek: ἀρνέομαι, arneomai (G720)

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Here are deny, refuse and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἀρνέομαι mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G720

Greek Base Word: ἀρνέομαι

Usage: Deny, refuse

Definition: To contradict, i.e., disavow, reject, abnegate.

Detailed definition:

  1. To deny.
  2. To deny someone.
    1. To deny one's self.
      1. To disregard his own interests or to prove false to himself.
      2. Act entirely unlike himself.
  3. To deny, abnegate, abjure.
  4. Not to accept, to reject, to refuse something offered.

Derived terms: Perhaps from G1 (as a negative particle) and the middle voice of G4483.

See also:

  1. G1
  2. G4483


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ɑrˈnɛ.o.mɛ
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ɑrˈne̞
  3. Transliteration: arneomai
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ar-NEH-oh-meh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ar-NAY-oh-may

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