noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
verb refuse to accept or acknowledge
- I reject the idea of starting a war
- The journal rejected the student's paper
verb refuse to accept
decline; refuse; pass up; turn down.
- He refused my offer of hospitality
verb deem wrong or inappropriate
- I disapprove of her child rearing methods
verb reject with contempt
freeze off; spurn; disdain; scorn; pooh-pooh; turn down.
verb resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
- His body rejected the liver of the donor
verb refuse entrance or membership
refuse; turn away; turn down.
- They turned away hundreds of fans
- Black people were often rejected by country clubs
verb dismiss from consideration or a contest
winnow out; eliminate; rule out.
- John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi
- This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration
Re*ject" transitive verb
, p. p. of reicere
; pref. re-
re- + jacere
to throw: cf. F. rejeter
, formerly also spelt rejecter
. See Jet
a shooting forth.
imperfect & past participle Rejected; present participle & verbal noun Rejecting
- To cast from one; to throw away; to discard.
Therefore all this exercise of hunting . . . the Utopians have rejected to their butchers.
Robynson (More's Utopia).
Reject me not from among thy children.
Wisdom ix. 4.
- 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.
Hog. iv. 6.
- To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request.
Syn. -- To repel; renounce; discard; rebuff; refuse; decline.
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