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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.

  2. 2
    to refuse to take something, for example because it is damaged or is not what you wanted
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    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
  4. 4
    medical if someone’s body rejects an organ after a transplant operation, they become sick because their body has a bad reaction to the organ

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