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verb [transitive] reject pronunciation in American English /rɪˈdʒekt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyreject
he/she/itrejects
present participlerejecting
past tenserejected
past participlerejected

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  1. 1
    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 administration has rejected the Democrat's plan out of hand.

    1. a.
      to disagree with an idea, argument, or suggestion

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

  2. 2
    to refuse to take something, for example because it is damaged or is not what you wanted

    The company rejected the entire shipment.

    1. a.
      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. 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.

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