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re·ject

reject

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: rih jekt
inflections: rejected, rejecting, rejects
definition 1: to refuse to accept, grant entry to, acknowledge, or act upon.
They rejected the shipment as the goods were damaged.The university rejected him because his test scores were too low.She rejected the company's offer.
 
synonyms:
disallow, disown, refuse, renounce, repudiate
antonyms:
accept, acknowledge, admit, adopt, choose, grant, pass, pick
similar words:
blackball, boycott, decline, disapprove, disavow, disclaim, dismiss, disregard, rebuff, repel, write off
definition 2: to refuse to render, grant, or consider.
The company rejected the workers' request.He rejected the suggestion as soon as she made it.
synonyms:
deny, disallow, dismiss, refuse
antonyms:
approve, entertain
similar words:
blackball, disapprove, disregard, ignore, negative, overrule, rebuff, repel, veto
definition 3: to rebuff the affections of (another person).
He never forgave her for rejecting him.
synonyms:
rebuff, spurn
similar words:
disdain, jilt, refuse, repel, repulse, scorn, shun, slight, snub
definition 4: to throw away or discard.
Place items that have been rejected at the curb.
synonyms:
deep-six, discard, dispose of, junk
antonyms:
keep, retain
similar words:
abandon, eliminate, excise, jettison, remove
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ri jekt
definition: something discarded or returned as being defective or inadequate.
Parts from the rejects are used again in other products.The rejects lay in a pile on the floor.
synonyms:
castoff, discard, junk, refuse
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derivation: rejecter (n.)
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