refuse to recognize

See: disown, neglect
References in classic literature ?
At the same time, it is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.
Of course the real name of the place is El something or other, but the boys still refuse to recognize the Arab names or try to pronounce them.
If New York courts refuse to recognize the common-law marriage, Burke will seek payment under the palimony lawsuit.
Some Town Council members refuse to recognize Sullivan's candidacy because he didn't register to vote in Agua Dulce until a month before filing for the election.
The Freemen refuse to recognize the government's authority.
SDSM say they refuse to recognize the process of lustration, which may block the work of the commission for the verification of facts.
Cambodia passed a Khmer Rouge crimes denial law Friday to criminalize those who refuse to recognize, challenge or who promote crimes committed in the late 1970s.
They refuse to recognize the presence of a single army, namely the Lebanese army," he concluded.
appointed Special Tribunal for Lebanon and those who refuse to recognize It.
Sadly, these folks refuse to recognize that the system--the culture--at Ford collapsed decades ago.
And if Hamas continues to refuse to recognize Israel's right to exist, Olmert has promised to pull out of the West Bank unilaterally, and draw his own boundaries in a way that clearly would advantage Israel.
There's absolutely no reason for this corporation to refuse to recognize the Sterling workers' demands for a decent settlement.