What does reject mean?

Definitions for reject
rɪˈdʒɛkt; ˈri dʒɛktre·ject

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word reject.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cull, rejectverb

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

  2. rejectverb

    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, declineverb

    refuse to accept

    "He refused my offer of hospitality"

  4. disapprove, rejectverb

    deem wrong or inappropriate

    "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"

  5. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downverb

    reject with contempt

    "She spurned his advances"

  6. resist, reject, refuseverb

    resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

    "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

  7. reject, turn down, turn away, refuseverb

    refuse entrance or membership

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

  8. rule out, eliminate, winnow out, rejectverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. rejectnoun

    Something that is rejected.

  2. rejectnoun

    An unpopular person.

  3. rejectverb

    to refuse to accept

    She even rejected my improved offer.

  4. rejectverb

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Rejectverb

    Etymology: rejicio,rejectus, Lat.

    Barbarossa was rejected into Syria, although he perceived that it tended to his disgrace. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.

    Thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord hath rejected thee from being king. 1 Sam. xv. 26.

    Give me wisdom, and reject me not from among thy children. Wisd. ix. 4.

    He is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows. Is.

    Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest. Hosea iv. 6.

    Whether it be a divine revelation or no, reason must judge, which can never permit the mind to reject a greater evidence, to embrace what is less evident. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rejectverb

    to cast from one; to throw away; to discard

  2. Rejectverb

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

  3. Rejectverb

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reject

    rē-jekt′, v.t. to throw away: to refuse: to renounce: to despise.—adjs. Rejec′table, Rejec′tible.—n.pl. Rejectamen′ta, excrement.—ns. Rejec′ter, -or; Rejec′tion, act of rejecting: refusal.—adj. Rejec′tive.—n. Reject′ment. [L. rejicĕre, rejectumre-, back, jacĕre, to throw.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reject in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reject in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of reject in a Sentence

  1. Clinton Cash:

    As I have said for months, I oppose the deal, i have spoken out against the deal, I will vote against the deal, and I will do everything I can to urge the Congress to reject the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Now Many Republicans say they ’ll reject anyone President Obama nominates, no matter how qualified. Some are even saying he does n’t have the right to nominate anyone. As if somehow he’s not the real president, you know, that’s in keeping with what we’ve heard all along, is n’t it ? Many Republicans talk in coded racial language about takers and losers. They demonize President President Obama and encourage the ugliest impulses of the paranoid fringe. This kind of hatred and bigotry has no place in our politics or our country.

  3. Dan Schnur:

    That was a very tough hill to climb in deep-blue California, even in a general election campaign, she'd be talking to a much more ideologically diverse electorate. Whether in a primary or a general election, she's certainly going to face very difficult questions about her record at Hewlett-Packard, but a national electorate might not be as predisposed to reject her argument.

  4. Airplane:

    Ted Striker It was a rough place - the seediest dive on the wharf. Populated with every reject and cutthroat from Bombay to Calcutta. It's worse than Detroit.

  5. Stanley Goldfarb:

    If you go back into the 1920s and thirties, it was Jews that were excluded as a definite category. And there was an interesting study done several years ago where someone wrote to the medical schools of the various medical schools around the country, and they acknowledged the fact that they had limited the number of Jewish applicants that they would accept. So … we totally reject this, we think that admission to medical schools should be based on merit and merit alone. And that and there are plenty of African-American students who are highly qualified and are worthy of admission to medical school, and they should be admitted to medical school if they so desire to enter medical school – but on the basis of the fact that they've achieved what they've achieved, not because of some desire to create some sort of quota system in medicine where every medical school class perfectly reflects the population in the United States. And even if one tries to do that … it ends up excluding many people – typically South Asians and East Asian individuals are the ones who end up getting excluded.

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