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reject

noun

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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 it's a reject

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reject

verb

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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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Verb

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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The first known use of reject was in the 15th century

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“Reject.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reject. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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