'Reject' definitions:

Definition of 'reject'

(from WordNet)
The person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality [syn: cull, reject]
Refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper" [ant: accept]
Refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality" [syn: refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline] [ant: accept, have, take]
Deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods" [syn: disapprove, reject] [ant: O.K., approve, okay, sanction]
Reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances" [syn: reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down]
Resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor" [syn: resist, reject, refuse]
Refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs" [syn: reject, turn down, turn away, refuse] [ant: admit, allow in, intromit, let in]
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" [syn: rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject]

Definition of 'Reject'

  • Reject \Re*ject"\ (r?-j?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rejected; p. pr. & vb. n. Rejecting.] [L. rejectus, p. p. of reicere, rejicere; pref. re- re- + jacere to throw: cf. F. rejeter, formerly also spelt rejecter. See Jet a shooting forth.]
  • 1. To cast from one; to throw away; to discard. [1913 Webster]
  • Therefore all this exercise of hunting . . . the Utopians have rejected to their butchers. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]
  • Reject me not from among thy children. --Wisdom ix. 4. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline haughtily or harshly; to repudiate. [1913 Webster]
  • That golden scepter which thou didst reject. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me. --Hos. iv. 6. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request. [1913 Webster]
  • Syn: To repel; renounce; discard; rebuff; refuse; decline. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'reject'

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