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English noun: reject

1. reject (cognition) the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality


Synonymscull


Broader (hypernym)deciding, decision making


English verb: reject

1. reject (cognition) refuse to accept or acknowledge


SamplesI reject the idea of starting a war.
The journal rejected the student's paper.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Narrower (hyponym)brush aside, brush off, disbelieve, discount, discredit, dismiss, disown, disregard, ignore, push aside, recuse, renounce, reprobate, repudiate, repudiate


Antonymsaccept

2. reject (possession) refuse to accept


SamplesHe refused my offer of hospitality.


ExamplesThey reject the money


Synonymsdecline, pass up, refuse, turn down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Narrower (hyponym)bounce, dishonor, dishonour


Verb groupdisdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn, turn down


Antonymsaccept, take, have

3. reject (communication) deem wrong or inappropriate


SamplesI disapprove of her child rearing methods.


Synonymsdisapprove


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Narrower (hyponym)deprecate, deter, discourage, object


Antonymsapprove, o.k., okay, sanction

4. reject (communication) reject with contempt


SamplesShe spurned his advances.


Synonymsdisdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, scorn, spurn, turn down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)decline, refuse


Narrower (hyponym)rebuff, repel, snub


Verb groupdecline, pass up, refuse, refuse, reject, reject, turn away, turn down, turn down

5. reject (stative) resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ


SamplesHis body rejected the liver of the donor.


Synonymsrefuse, resist


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)react, respond

6. reject (social) refuse entrance or membership


SamplesThey turned away hundreds of fans.
Black people were often rejected by country clubs.


Synonymsrefuse, turn away, turn down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Verb groupdisdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn, turn down


Antonymsallow in, intromit, admit, let in

7. reject (cognition) dismiss from consideration or a contest


SamplesJohn was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi.
This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration.


Synonymseliminate, rule out, winnow out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody









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