Definitions for: Reject

[n] the person or thing rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
[v] dismiss from consideration; "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
[v] refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
[v] reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"
[v] refuse to approve; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"
[v] refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
[v] refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Therefore all this exercise of hunting . . . the
Utopians have rejected to their butchers. --Robynson

Reject me not from among thy children. --Wisdom ix.

2. To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline
haughtily or harshly; to repudiate.

That golden scepter which thou didst reject.

Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also
reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me.
--Hos. iv. 6.

3. To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request.

Syn: To repel; renounce; discard; rebuff; refuse; decline.

Synonyms: cull, decline, disapprove, disdain, eliminate, freeze off, pass up, pooh-pooh, refuse, refuse, rule out, scorn, spurn, turn away, turn down, turn down, turn down

Antonyms: accept, accept, admit, allow in, approve, have, intromit, let in, O.K., okay, sanction, take

See Also: bounce, brush aside, brush off, brush off, deciding, decision making, deprecate, deter, disbelieve, discount, discourage, discredit, dishonor, dishonour, dismiss, disregard, ignore, judge, object, push aside, rebuff, recuse, renounce, repel, reprobate, repudiate, snub

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