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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
reject (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to refuse to accept, consider, submit to, take for some purpose, or use - rejected the suggestion reject a manuscript
b) to refuse to hear, receive, or admit - rebuff repel parents who reject their children
c) to refuse as lover or spouse
2.
obsolete to cast off
3.
- throw back repulse
4.
to spew out
5.
to subject to immunological - rejection decline
reject (noun)
a person or thing - rejected , especially one rejected as not wanted, unsatisfactory, or not fulfilling requirements
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
reject (noun)
1.
one who is cast out or rejected by society
SYNONIMS:
castaway, castoff, leper, offscouring, pariah, reject
RELATED WORDS:
untouchable; outsider; deportee, exile
NEAR ANTONYMS:
insider
reject (noun)
2.
something separated from a group or lot for not being as good as the others
SYNONIMS:
discard, reject, rejection, second
RELATED WORDS:
castaway, throwaway; hand-me-down, white elephant; rubbish, scrap, trash, waste
reject (verb)
1.
to be unwilling to grant
SYNONIMS:
decline, disallow, disapprove, negative, nix, refuse, reject, reprobate, withhold
RELATED WORDS:
ban, enjoin, forbid, prohibit, proscribe, veto; rebuff, repel, spurn; check, constrain, curb, hold, keep, repress, restrain, restrict; balk (at), hinder, impede, obstruct
NEAR ANTONYMS:
afford, furnish, give, provide, supply; authorize, commission, license ( licence); accede (to), acquiesce, agree (to), assent (to), consent (to), warrant; accord, sanction, vouchsafe
allow, concede, grant, let, OK ( okay), permit
reject (verb)
2.
to declare not to be true
SYNONIMS:
contradict, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, disown, gainsay, negate, negative, refute, reject, repudiate
RELATED WORDS:
traverse; challenge, confute, disprove, rebut; disagree (with), dispute
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; affirm, announce, assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verify
acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, concede, confirm, own
reject (verb)
3.
to get rid of as useless or unwanted
SYNONIMS:
cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six ( 86), exorcise ( exorcize), fling (off away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) sluff (off), throw away, throw out, toss, unload
RELATED WORDS:
abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe out
NEAR ANTONYMS:
adopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain
reject (verb)
4.
to show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
SYNONIMS:
balk (at), deselect, disapprove, negative, nix, pass, pass up, refuse, reject, reprobate, repudiate, spurn, throw out, throw over, turn down
RELATED WORDS:
blow off, disdain, rebuff, scorn, scout, shoot down; overrule, veto; forbid, prohibit, proscribe; dismiss, ignore; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from); deny, disavow, disclaim, dispute, gainsay; stick; abjure, forswear ( foreswear), recant, renounce, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw; avoid, bypass, detour; contradict, deny, disown, negate; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, renege, revoke
NEAR ANTONYMS:
condone, countenance, swallow, tolerate; adopt, embrace, receive, take, welcome; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, consent; choose, handpick, select; espouse, support
accept, agree (to), approve
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