Definition of demur verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

demur

 verb
verb
NAmE//dɪˈmər//
 
[intransitive](+ speech)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they demur
 
he / she / it demurs
 
past simple demurred
 
-ing form demurring
 
 
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to say that you do not agree with something or that you refuse to do something At first she demurred, but then finally agreed.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: demur

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