|1.||[ verb ] refuse to accept or acknowledge|
"I reject the idea of starting a war" "The journal rejected the student's paper"
|Related terms:||accept judge dismiss renounce disbelieve reprobate repudiate recuse rejection|
|2.||[ verb ] refuse to accept|
|Synonyms:||refuse turn_down decline pass_up|
"He refused my offer of hospitality"
|Related terms:||accept dishonor bounce refusal nonacceptance|
|3.||[ verb ] refuse to approve|
"I disapprove of her child rearing methods"
|Related terms:||approve judge object deter deprecate rejection|
|4.||[ verb ] reject with contempt|
|Synonyms:||spurn disdain scorn pooh-pooh turn_down freeze_off|
"She spurned his advances"
|Related terms:||refuse rebuff refuse spurner scorner cull|
|5.||[ verb ] resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ|
"His body rejected the liver of the donor"
|6.||[ verb ] dismiss from consideration|
"John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi" "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
|7.||[ verb ] refuse entrance or membership|
|Synonyms:||turn_away refuse turn_down|
"They turned away hundreds of fans" "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
|Related terms:||admit refusal nonacceptance|
|8.||[ noun ] (psychology) the person or thing rejected or set aside as inferior in quality|