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    reject - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reject

    Definition
    (noun) the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
    Synonyms : cull
    Definition
    (verb) refuse to accept or acknowledge
    Example Sentence
    • I reject the idea of starting a war
    • The journal rejected the student's paper
    Definition
    (verb) refuse to accept
    Synonyms : decline , pass up , refuse , turn down
    Example Sentence
    • He refused my offer of hospitality
    Definition
    (verb) deem wrong or inappropriate
    Synonyms : disapprove
    Example Sentence
    • I disapprove of her child rearing methods
    Definition
    (verb) reject with contempt
    Example Sentence
    • She spurned his advances
    Definition
    (verb) resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
    Synonyms : refuse , resist
    Example Sentence
    • His body rejected the liver of the donor
    Definition
    (verb) refuse entrance or membership
    Synonyms : refuse , turn away , turn down
    Example Sentence
    • They turned away hundreds of fans
    • Black people were often rejected by country clubs
    Definition
    (verb) dismiss from consideration or a contest
    Synonyms : eliminate , rule out , winnow out
    Example Sentence
    • John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi
    • This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration
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