Reject - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈdʒekt|  American pronunciation of the word reject
Brit.  |rɪˈdʒekt|  British pronunciation of the word reject


- the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality (syn: cull)
- refuse to accept or acknowledge
- refuse to accept (syn: decline, pass up, refuse, turn down)
- deem wrong or inappropriate (syn: disapprove)
- reject with contempt (syn: disdain, pooh- pooh, scorn, spurn, turn down)
- resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ (syn: refuse, resist)
- refuse entrance or membership (syn: refuse, turn away, turn down)
- dismiss from consideration or a contest (syn: eliminate, rule out)


My teacher rejected my excuse for being late.

The committee rejected my proposal.

The produce inspector rejected several crates of berries that had begun to grow mold.

The college rejects hundreds of applicants each year.

We rejected 5 of the 10 job applicants right away.

Stack the promising applications here, and put the rejects over there.

...was the school reject as a child and has low self-esteem even today...

Sarah rejected her brother's offer of help.

Gibson rejected the idea as 'absurd'.

Dexter flatly rejected (=completely rejected) calls for his resignation.

His proposal was rejected outright (=completely rejected).

It's obvious why his application was rejected.

If inspectors find a defective can, the batch is rejected.

Children feel abandoned or rejected if they don't see their parents regularly.

They felt that they were society's rejects.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: reject
he/she/it: rejects
present participle: rejecting
past tense: rejected
past participle: rejected
singular: reject
plural: rejects
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