(noun, verb)


1. the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality

Similar word(s): cull

Definition categories: thought, deciding


1. refuse to accept or acknowledge

- I reject the idea of starting a war

- The journal rejected the student's paper

Definition categories: cognition, evaluate, judge

2. refuse to accept

Similar word(s): decline, refuse

Definition categories: possession

3. deem wrong or inappropriate

Similar word(s): disapprove

Definition categories: communication, evaluate, judge

4. reject with contempt

Similar word(s): disdain, scorn, spurn

Definition categories: communication, decline, refuse

5. resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

- His body rejected the liver of the donor

Similar word(s): refuse, resist

Definition categories: stative, react, respond

6. refuse entrance or membership

- Black people were often rejected by country clubs

Similar word(s): refuse

Definition categories: social

7. dismiss from consideration or a contest

Similar word(s): eliminate

Definition categories: cognition

Sentences with reject as a verb:

- She even rejected my improved offer.