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Definition of "reject" []

  • To refuse to accept, submit to, believe, or make use of. (verb-transitive)
  • To refuse to consider or grant; deny. (verb-transitive)
  • To refuse to recognize or give affection to (a person). (verb-transitive)
  • To discard as defective or useless; throw away. See Synonyms at refuse1. (verb-transitive)
  • To spit out or vomit. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reject" in a sentence
  • "In my humble opinion the reject is a better comic but maybe it does not get the point across as well."
  • "What a lot of people will reject is any proposal that they think includes anything that smacks of an “amnesty” or a reward to people who have broken the law because they assume – based on experience with the 1986 law – that it will just encourage even more people to break the law in anticipation of another amnesty."
  • "But what I reject is when some folks are on the sidelines and root for failure on health care ... or they root for failure on getting the Olympics."