Reject

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Reject (third-person singular simple present Rejects, present participle Rejecting, simple past and past participle Rejected)

  1. (transitive) to refuse to accept
    She even rejected my improved offer.

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Reject (plural Rejects)
  1. Something that is rejected.
  2. (derogatory slang) An unpopular person.

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Adverbs for Reject

summarily; scornfully; disdainfully; scoff- ingly; unconditionally; overwhelmingly; airily; petulantly; incontinently; contemptuously; utterly; haughtily; stubbornly; indignantly; peremptorily; flatly; unanimously; sullenly; brusquely; bluntly; pointedly.

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abandon, abjure, ban, bar, bar out, barf, be contrary to, be seasick, be sick, be skeptical, be unmoved, be unwilling, beg off, belie, blackball, blockade, boot out, bounce, bring up, brush aside, call into question, cashier, cast, cast aside, cast away, cast off, cast out, cast-off, castaway, castoff, categorically reject, challenge, chuck, chuck out, chuck up, contemn, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, count out, cross, cut off, debar, decline, decline to accept, deep six, deep-six, defenestrate, deny, derelict, despise, detrude, disagree, disallow, disapprove, disapprove of, disbelieve, discard, discarding, discharge, disclaim, discount, discredit, disdain, disfavor, disgorge, dismiss, disown, disposal, dispose of, disregard, dissent, dissent from, ditch, dogie, drop, dump, dumping, egest, eighty-six, eject, eliminate, elimination, embargo, enjoin, except, exclude, exclude from, expel, extrude, feed the fish, flotsam, flotsam and jetsam, forbid, forswear, foundling, freeze out, frown at, frown down, frown upon, gag, gag on, gainsay, get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, give away, give the hook, grimace at, heave, heave out, heave the gorge, hold out against, ignore, inhibit, interdict, irregular, jetsam, jettison, jilt, junk, junking, keck, keep out, kick downstairs, kick out, lagan, leave out, lock out, look askance at, look black upon, misbelieve, negate, negative, not accept, not admit, not approve, not believe, not buy, not consent, not fall for, not go for, not hear of, not hold with, not swallow, not think of, object, object to, obtrude, omit, oppose, oppugn, orphan, ostracize, oust, outlaw, part with, pass by, pass over, pass up, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, protest, puke, push aside, put out, rebuff, rebut, recant, refuse, refuse consent, refuse to admit, refuse to believe, refuse to consider, refuse to credit, regurgitate, rejectamenta, rejection, relegate, removal, remove, renounce, repel, repress, reprobate, repudiate, repulse, resist believing, resist entreaty, resist persuasion, retch, rubbish, rule out, say nay, say no, say no to, scout, scrap, scrapping, scratch, second, send to Coventry, set aside, shed, shove away, shun, shut out, sick up, slough, spew, spurn, stand aloof, suppress, taboo, take exception to, think ill of, think little of, throw away, throw out, throw over, throw overboard, throw up, throwaway, thrust out, thumb down, toss out, toss overboard, trash, traverse, turn away, turn down, turn out, unbelieve, upchuck, veto, view with disfavor, vomit, vote nay, vote negatively, waif, waifs and strays, waive, wastrel

Etymology

From Late Middle English rejecten from Latin rēiectus, past participle of rēicere, "to throw back", from rē-, back, + iacere, to throw. Displaced native Middle English forwerpen "to reject" (from Old English forweorpan), Middle English forcasten "to reject, throw away" (from Old Norse forkasta), Middle English skirpen "to reject, spew out" (from Old Norse skirpa "to reject, spit out"), Middle English wernen "to refuse, reject" (from Old English wiernan "to refuse, reject"), Middle English withchosen, withchesen "to reject, choose against" (from Old English wiþċēosan "to reject").

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