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

Related meanings

  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 government have rejected the scheme 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.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of reject
    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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