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Meaning & Definition of Reject in English

English

Reject

/rɪʤɛkt/

noun

1. The person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality

    synonym:
  • cull
  • ,
  • reject

verb

1. Refuse to accept or acknowledge

  • "I reject the idea of starting a war"
  • "The journal rejected the student's paper"
    synonym:
  • reject

2. Refuse to accept

  • "He refused my offer of hospitality"
    synonym:
  • refuse
  • ,
  • reject
  • ,
  • pass up
  • ,
  • turn down
  • ,
  • decline

3. Deem wrong or inappropriate

  • "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"
    synonym:
  • disapprove
  • ,
  • reject

4. Reject with contempt

  • "She spurned his advances"
    synonym:
  • reject
  • ,
  • spurn
  • ,
  • freeze off
  • ,
  • scorn
  • ,
  • pooh-pooh
  • ,
  • disdain
  • ,
  • turn down

5. Resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

  • "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
    synonym:
  • resist
  • ,
  • reject
  • ,
  • refuse

6. Refuse entrance or membership

  • "They turned away hundreds of fans"
  • "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
    synonym:
  • reject
  • ,
  • turn down
  • ,
  • turn away
  • ,
  • refuse

7. Dismiss from consideration or a contest

  • "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"
  • "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
    synonym:
  • rule out
  • ,
  • eliminate
  • ,
  • winnow out
  • ,
  • reject