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Meaning of REJECT

Pronunciation:  [n]'reejekt, [v]ri'jekt, 'ree`jekt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the person or thing rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
  2. [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"
  3. [v]  refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
  4. [v]  reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"
  5. [v]  refuse to approve; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"
  6. [v]  refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
  7. [v]  refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

REJECT is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.