- 1. dismiss as inadequate, inappropriate, or not to one's taste: "union negotiators rejected a 1.5 percent pay increase"
- 1. a person or thing dismissed as failing to meet standards or satisfy tastes: "some of the team's rejects have gone on to prove themselves in championships" synonyms:
Powered by Oxford Dictionaries
verb (used with object) to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job. to refuse to grant (a request, demand, etc.). to refuse to accept (someone or something); rebuff: The other children rejected him. The publisher rejected the author's latest novel.
reject - the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality. cull. deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making".
"reject" in English. B2 to refuse to accept, use, or believe something or someone: The appeal was rejected by the court. Coin-operated machines in England reject euros. The prime minister rejected the suggestion that it was time for him to resign. I applied for a job as a mechanic in a local garage, but I was rejected (= I was not offered the job).
If you reject something such as a proposal, a request, or an offer, you do not accept it or you do not agree to it. The British government is expected to reject the idea of state subsidy for a new high speed railway. [VERB noun] Seventeen publishers rejected the manuscript before Jenks saw its potential.
C2 [ C or U ] the act of refusing to accept, use, or believe someone or something: The government's rejection of the plans is a setback for us. C2 [ C ] a letter, etc. that tells you that you have not been successful in getting a job, a place on a course of study, etc.: I've applied for ten jobs, but I've had ten rejections/rejection letters.
Definition of reject refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper" reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"
reject implies a peremptory refusal by sending away or discarding. rejected the manuscript as unpublishable repudiate implies a casting off or disowning as untrue, unauthorized, or unworthy of acceptance.
Definition of rejection. 1 a : the action of rejecting : the state of being rejected. b : an immune response in which foreign tissue (as of a skin graft or transplanted organ) is attacked by immune system components of the recipient organism. 2 : something rejected. See rejection defined for kids.
I could reject your offer based on the fact that your client Nike has--through commercials such as these--outrageously manipulated the youth market, so that even low ...
I reject you, and all of your kith and kin—all the false, hollow, heartless stock.' I lay no claim to the distinction, and have the self-denial to reject it.' We shall be the richer for returning to them, as much by what we reject as by what we embrace.