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Definition 1: the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for reject in the sense of this definition

(reject is a kind of ...) the cognitive process of reaching a decision

"a good executive must be good at decision making"

Definition 2: refuse to accept or acknowledge - [verb of cognition]

Samples where reject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I reject the idea of starting a war
  • The journal rejected the student's paper

(reject is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of reject ) reject as false; refuse to accept

(... is a kind of reject ) refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

"The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"

(... is a kind of reject ) challenge or except to a judge as being incompetent or interested, in canon and civil law

(... is a kind of reject ) reject (documents) as invalid

(... is a kind of reject ) cast off

"She renounced her husband" "The parents repudiated their son"

(... is a kind of reject ) bar from attention or consideration

"She dismissed his advances"

Definition 3: dismiss from consideration or a contest - [verb of cognition]

Samples where reject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi
  • This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration

Synonyms for reject in the sense of this definition

Definition 4: deem wrong or inappropriate - [verb of communication]

Samples where reject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I disapprove of her child rearing methods

Synonyms for reject in the sense of this definition

(reject is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of reject ) express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent

"She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with" "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"

(... is a kind of reject ) express strong disapproval of; deplore

(... is a kind of reject ) try to prevent; show opposition to

"We should discourage this practice among our youth"

Definition 5: reject with contempt - [verb of communication]

Samples where reject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She spurned his advances

Synonyms for reject in the sense of this definition

(reject is a kind of ...) show unwillingness towards

"he declined to join the group on a hike"

(... is a kind of reject ) reject outright and bluntly

"She snubbed his proposal"

(reject has a similar meaning as ...) refuse to accept

"He refused my offer of hospitality"

(reject has a similar meaning as ...) refuse entrance or membership

"They turned away hundreds of fans" "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

Definition 6: refuse to accept - [verb of possession]

Samples where reject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He refused my offer of hospitality

Synonyms for reject in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of reject ) refuse to accept

"dishonor checks and drafts"

(... is a kind of reject ) refuse to accept and send back

"bounce a check"

(reject has a similar meaning as ...) reject with contempt

"She spurned his advances"

Samples where reject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They turned away hundreds of fans
  • Black people were often rejected by country clubs

Synonyms for reject in the sense of this definition

(reject has a similar meaning as ...) reject with contempt

"She spurned his advances"

Definition 8: resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ - [verb of stative]

Samples where reject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His body rejected the liver of the donor

Synonyms for reject in the sense of this definition

(reject is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

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