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reject

noun

1 reject

The person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality.

synonym: cull.



verb

1 reject

Refuse to accept or acknowledge.

Roget 623: abstain, refrain, spare, not attempt; not do etc. 681; maintain the even tenor of one's way.    eschew, keep from, let alone, have nothing to do with; keep aloof keep off, stand aloof, ... show more

2 reject

Refuse to accept.

synonyms: decline, pass up, refuse, turn down.

Roget 764: refuse, reject, deny, decline, turn down; nill, negative; refuse one's assent, withhold one's assent; shake the head; close the hand, close the purse; grudge, begrudge, ... show more

Roget 610: reject; set aside, lay aside; give up; decline etc. (refuse) 764; exclude, except; pluck, spin; cast.    repudiate, ... show more

Dutch: afwijzen, weigeren

3 reject

Deem wrong or inappropriate.

synonym: disapprove.

4 reject

Reject with contempt.

synonyms: disdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, scorn, spurn, turn down.

Dutch: verachten, versmaden

5 reject

Resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ:
— His body rejected the liver of the donor.

synonyms: refuse, resist.

Dutch: afstoten

6 reject

Refuse entrance or membership:
— Black people were often rejected by country clubs.

synonyms: refuse, turn away, turn down.

Roget 297: give exit, give vent to; let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out; dispatch, despatch; exhale, excern, excrete; embogue; secrete, ... show more

Roget 782: relinquish, give up, surrender, yield, cede; let go, let slip; spare, drop, resign, forego, renounce, abandon, expropriate, ... show more

7 reject

Dismiss from consideration or a contest.

synonyms: eliminate, rule out, winnow out.

Roget 55: be excluded from &c.; exclude, bar; leave out, shut out, bar out; reject, repudiate, blackball; lay apart, put apart, set apart, ... show more


adjective

Roget 610: rejected etc. v.; reject, rejectaneous, rejectious; not chosen etc. 609, to be thought of, out of the question

Moby thesaurus: abandon, abjure, ban, bar, bar out, barf, be contrary to, be seasick, be sick, be skeptical, be unmoved, be unwilling, beg off, belie, blackball, blockade, boot out, bounce, bring up, brush aside ... show more.

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