reject


reject
I UK [rɪˈdʒekt] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "reject":
present tense I/you/we/they reject he/she/it rejects present participle rejecting past tense rejected past participle rejected
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1)
a) to not agree to an offer, proposal, or request

It is almost certain that our offer will be rejected.

reject something out of hand (= reject something completely):

The government have rejected the scheme out of hand.

b) to disagree with an idea, argument, or suggestion

The court rejected the argument and found the defendant not guilty.


Collocations:
Adverbs frequently used with reject
▪  categorically, decisively, firmly, flatly, outright, totally, unanimously, vigorously
2)
a) to refuse to take something, for example because it is damaged or is not what you wanted

The company rejected the entire shipment.

b) to refuse to accept someone for a job or a course of study

Local universities now reject as many as 15,000 students per year.

3) to behave in an unkind way to someone who wants kindness or love from you

He had rejected his daughter for marrying a Christian.

4) medical if someone's body rejects an organ after a transplant operation, they become ill because their body has a bad reaction to the organ

II UK [ˈriːdʒekt] / US [ˈrɪˌdʒekt] noun [countable]
Word forms "reject":
singular reject plural rejects
someone or something that is not accepted because they have not reached the necessary standard

It's so cheap because it's a reject.

The players were all rejects from other teams.


English dictionary. 2014.

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