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reject

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1 one who is cast out or rejected by society

  • was the school reject as a child and has low self-esteem even today
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2 something separated from a group or lot for not being as good as the others

  • that apple has a mushy spot on it, so itʼs a reject
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reject

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1 to be unwilling to grant

  • rejected his request for time off
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2 to declare not to be true

  • I reject the claim that I have ever lied about that
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3 to get rid of as useless or unwanted

  • sorted through the nuts and rejected any that had cracked shells or were shattered
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dispose of, set aside

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decline, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn mean to turn away by not accepting, receiving, or considering. decline often implies courteous refusal especially of offers or invitations.
    • declined his party's nomination
refuse suggests more positiveness or ungraciousness and often implies the denial of something asked for.
    • refused to lend them the money
reject implies a peremptory refusal by sending away or discarding.
    • rejected the manuscript as unpublishable
repudiate implies a casting off or disowning as untrue, unauthorized, or unworthy of acceptance.
    • teenagers who repudiate the values of their parents
spurn stresses contempt or disdain in rejection or repudiation.
    • spurned his overtures of friendship


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