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verb [transitive] reject pronunciation in British English /rɪˈdʒekt/
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present tense
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 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.
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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
    He had rejected his daughter for marrying a Christian.


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