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Verb: reject  ri'jekt
  1. Not accept something given or offered
    "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
  2. Not accept as true
    - refuse, pass up, turn down, decline
  3. Deem wrong or inappropriate
    - disapprove
  4. Refuse with contempt
    "She rejected his advances";
    - 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";
    - resist, refuse
  6. Deny entrance or membership
    "Black people were often rejected by country clubs";
    - turn down, turn away, refuse
  7. Dismiss from consideration or a contest
    "John was rejected as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi";
    - rule out, eliminate, winnow out
Noun: reject  ri'jekt
  1. The person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
    - cull

Derived forms: rejects, rejecting, rejected

Type of: deciding, decision making, decline, evaluate, judge, pass judgment, react, refuse, reply, respond

Antonym: accept, admit, approve, have

Encyclopedia: Reject