Definitions for rejectrɪˈdʒɛkt; ˈri dʒɛkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•ject*rɪˈdʒɛkt; ˈri dʒɛkt(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to refuse to have, take, use, recognize, etc.:

    to reject a job offer.

  2. to refuse to grant (a request, demand, etc.); deny.

  3. to refuse to accept or admit; rebuff:

    The other children rejected him.

  4. to discard as useless or unsatisfactory.

  5. to eject; vomit.

  6. to cast out or off.

  7. to have an immunological reaction against (a transplanted organ or grafted tissue).

    Category: Medicine

  8. (n.)something or someone that is rejected, as an imperfect or unwanted article.

* Syn: See refuse1.

Origin of reject:

1485–95; (v.) < L rējectus, ptp. of rējicere to throw back =re-re - +-jicere, comb. form of jacere to throw


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cull, reject(verb)

    the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality

  2. reject(verb)

    refuse to accept or acknowledge

    "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"

  3. refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline(verb)

    refuse to accept

    "He refused my offer of hospitality"

  4. disapprove, reject(verb)

    deem wrong or inappropriate

    "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"

  5. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down(verb)

    reject with contempt

    "She spurned his advances"

  6. resist, reject, refuse(verb)

    resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

    "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

  7. reject, turn down, turn away, refuse(verb)

    refuse entrance or membership

    "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

  8. rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. reject(verb)ɪˈdʒɛkt; n. ˈri dʒɛkt

    to state that you will not accept or agree

    Stockholders have rejected the bid.; He strongly rejected the idea.

  2. rejectɪˈdʒɛkt; n. ˈri dʒɛkt

    to not accept sb's application

    Her visa application has been rejected.

  3. rejectɪˈdʒɛkt; n. ˈri dʒɛkt

    to refuse to give love or attention

    His family rejected him when he went to jail.

  4. reject(noun)ɪˈdʒɛkt; n. ˈri dʒɛkt

    sth or sb that has been rejected for not being good enough

    old toys tossed away as rejects


  1. reject(Noun)

    Something that is rejected.

  2. reject(Noun)

    An unpopular person.

  3. reject(Verb)

    to refuse to accept

    She even rejected my improved offer.

  4. reject(Verb)

    to block a shot, especially if it sends the ball off the court.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reject(verb)

    to cast from one; to throw away; to discard

  2. Reject(verb)

    to refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline haughtily or harshly; to repudiate

  3. Reject(verb)

    to refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request


  1. Reject

    Reject is a 7 inch Split EP by punk rock band Anti-Flag and ska punk band Against All Authority, released in 1996. Though the original EP is hard to find in music stores, due to its DIY release, it can be found spread about the internet on music-sharing sites.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reject' in Verbs Frequency: #324

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something that is rejected because it is faulty etc.

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