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reject

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reject

  1. 1 one who is cast out or rejected by society was the school reject as a child and has low self-esteem even today Synonyms of reject castaway, castoff, leper, offscouring, pariah, outcastWords Related to reject untouchable; outsider; deportee, exileNear Antonyms of reject insider

  2. 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 Synonyms of reject discard, cull, rejection, secondWords Related to reject castaway, throwaway; hand-me-down, white elephant; rubbish, scrap, trash, waste


reject

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reject

  1. 1 to be unwilling to grant rejected his request for time off Synonyms of reject decline, disallow, disapprove, negative, nix, refuse, deny, reprobate, withholdWords Related to reject ban, enjoin, forbid, prohibit, proscribe, veto; rebuff, repel, spurn; check, constrain, curb, hold, keep, repress, restrain, restrict; balk (at), hinder, impede, obstructNear Antonyms of reject afford, furnish, give, provide, supply; authorize, commission, license (also licence); accede (to), acquiesce, agree (to), assent (to), consent (to), warrant; accord, sanction, vouchsafeAntonyms of reject allow, concede, grant, let, OK (or okay), permit

  2. 2 to declare not to be true I reject the claim that I have ever lied about that Synonyms of reject contradict, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, disown, gainsay, negate, negative, refute, deny, repudiateWords Related to reject traverse; challenge, confute, disprove, rebut; disagree (with), disputeNear Antonyms of reject accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; affirm, announce, assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verifyAntonyms of reject acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, concede, confirm, own

  3. 3 to get rid of as useless or unwanted sorted through the nuts and rejected any that had cracked shells or were shattered Synonyms of reject cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six (or 86), exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, discard, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off), throw away, throw out, toss, unloadWords Related to reject abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms of reject adopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain

  4. 4 to show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to rejected his marriage proposal Synonyms of reject balk (at), deselect, disapprove, negative, nix, pass, pass up, refuse, decline, reprobate, repudiate, spurn, throw out, throw over, turn downWords Related to reject blow off, disdain, rebuff, scorn, scout, shoot down; overrule, veto; forbid, prohibit, proscribe; dismiss, ignore; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from); deny, disavow, disclaim, dispute, gainsay; stick; abjure, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renounce, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw; avoid, bypass, detour; contradict, deny, disown, negate; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, renege, revokeNear Antonyms of reject condone, countenance, swallow, tolerate; adopt, embrace, receive, take, welcome; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, consent; choose, handpick, select; espouse, supportAntonyms of reject accept, agree (to), approve

Synonym Discussion of reject

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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