[ US /ˈɹidʒɛkt, ɹɪˈdʒɛkt/ ]
  1. the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
  1. refuse to accept or acknowledge
    I reject the idea of starting a war
    The journal rejected the student's paper
  2. resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
    His body rejected the liver of the donor
  3. deem wrong or inappropriate
    I disapprove of her child rearing methods
  4. dismiss from consideration or a contest
    This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration
    John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi
  5. reject with contempt
    She spurned his advances
  6. refuse entrance or membership
    Black people were often rejected by country clubs
    They turned away hundreds of fans
  7. refuse to accept
    He refused my offer of hospitality
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How To Use reject In A Sentence

  • Antifascist groups have had their objections rejected because they live outside the area. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Italian was rejected because of his weak grasp of English.
  • An asylum seeker with insulin dependent diabetes has recently had her claim for asylum rejected.
  • Now that Gonzalez has rejected the Yankees, perhaps he can concentrate on turning a disappointing season into another banner year.
  • All forms of classical orthodoxy either explicitly reject or reject in principle kenotic theology.
  • The demographic argument is a favorite of clever rejectionists.
  • The P. 's have now got the book, and like it very much; their niece Eleanor has recommended it most warmly to them -- _She_ looks like a rejected addresser. Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters A Family Record
  • As Christians who reject evolutionary theory, the family scoffed at the park's dinosaur attractions, which date the apatosaurus, brachiosaurus and the like to prehistoric times.
  • After advice from the district valuer, they put in an offer of £200,000, which was rejected.
  • Neither Chout, turned down initially by Diaghilev, nor the piano concerto, rejected comprehensively by its muse Paul Wittgenstein the LPO's soloist was Leon Fleisher, quite banished that impression of mechanical note-spinning. LPO/Jurowski; Betrothal in a Monastery; Psappha ensemble; SCO/Ticciati – review
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