1. I
I asked him to come (to join us, etc.), but he refused я пригласил /попросил/ его прийти и т.д., но он отказался; she is free to refuse она может /имеет право/ отказаться
2. II
refuse in some manner refuse pointblank (positively, obstinately, curtly, courteously, haughtily, etc.) отказываться наотрез и т.д.
3. III
1) refuse smth. refuse a request (permission, admittance, help, leave of absence, etc.) отказывать в просьбе и т.д.; refuse smb. refuse a lady (miners, etc.) отказывать даме и т.д.
2) refuse smth. refuse smb.'s invitation (a gift, a bribe, money, an office, the nomination for mayor, food, all medicines, etc.) отказываться от приглашения и т.д., не принимать приглашение и т.д.; he refused my offer of help он отказался от моего предложения о помощи; the editor refused the story редактор не взял этот рассказ; refuse smb. refuse a suitor (a candidate, this pleasant young man, etc.) отказывать поклоннику и т.д.
4. IV
refuse smth. in some manner refuse smth. resolutely (modestly, curtly, etc.) отказывать в чем-л. решительно и т.д.
5. V
refuse smb. smth. refuse smb. money (any information, admittance, satisfaction, tribute, one's request, a favour, etc.) отказывать кому-л. в деньгах и т.д.; they refused me permission они мне не дали разрешения; I can't refuse her anything я ни в чем не могу ей отказать
6. XI
be refused the invitation was refused от приглашения отказались; that is not to be refused a) в этом отказать нельзя; б) от этого нельзя отказаться; be refused in some manner the request was curtly refused в просьбе было резко отказано; I have never been refused мне никогда не отказывали, я никогда не получал отказа
refuse to do smth.
1) resolutely (steadily, stupidly, etc.) refuse to help [me] (to answer, to speak, to eat, to move on, to surrender, to take money, to give one's consent, etc.) решительно и т.д. отказываться помочь [мне] и т.д., we refuseed to accept his resignation мы отказались принять его отставку; she refused to be seen home она отказалась /не захотела/, чтобы ее провожали домой
2) refuse to burn (to shut, etc.) никак не загораться и т.д., three times the trap refused to work трижды капкан не срабатывал
8. XXI1
refuse smth. for smth. refuse a hundred pounds for a picture отказаться взять сто фунтов за картину

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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