reject

[v. ri-jekt; n. ree-jekt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.
2.
to refuse to grant (a request, demand, etc.).
3.
to refuse to accept (someone or something); rebuff: The other children rejected him. The publisher rejected the author's latest novel.
4.
to discard as useless or unsatisfactory: The mind rejects painful memories.
5.
to cast out or eject; vomit.
6.
to cast out or off.
7.
Medicine/Medical. (of a human or other animal) to have an immunological reaction against (a transplanted organ or grafted tissue): If tissue types are not matched properly, a patient undergoing a transplant will reject the graft.
noun
8.
something rejected, as an imperfect article.

Origin:
1485–95; (v.) < Latin rējectus, past participle of rējicere to throw back, equivalent to re- re- + jec-, combining form of jacere to throw + -tus past participle suffix

rejectable, adjective
rejecter, noun
rejective, adjective
prereject, verb (used with object)
quasi-rejected, adjective
unrejectable, adjective
unrejected, adjective
unrejective, adjective


1. See refuse1. 1, 2. deny. 3. repel, renounce. 4. eliminate, jettison. 8. second.
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reject
 
vb
1.  to refuse to accept, acknowledge, use, believe, etc
2.  to throw out as useless or worthless; discard
3.  to rebuff (a person)
4.  (of an organism) to fail to accept (a foreign tissue graft or organ transplant) because of immunological incompatibility
 
n
5.  something rejected as imperfect, unsatisfactory, or useless
 
[C15: from Latin rēicere to throw back, from re- + jacere to hurl]
 
re'jectable
 
adj
 
re'jecter
 
n
 
re'jector
 
n
 
re'jection
 
n
 
re'jective
 
adj

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reject
c.1415, from L. rejectus, pp. of reicere "to throw back," from re- "back" + -icere, comb. form of jacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). The noun is first recorded 1555; rare before 20c. Rejection in the psychological sense, relating to parenting, is recorded from 1931.
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reject re·ject (rĭ-jěkt')
v. re·ject·ed, re·ject·ing, re·jects

  1. To refuse to accept, submit to, believe, or use something.

  2. To discard as defective or useless; throw away.

  3. To spit out or vomit.

  4. To resist immunologically introduction of a transplanted organ or tissue; fail to accept in one's body.

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Example sentences
In many places, it has rejected the cutoffs built more than a half century ago.
While our genes are transmitted vertically and can't be chosen, cultural traits
  can be accepted or rejected.
Thus, our proposition to work in the area was harshly rejected.
Unfortunately, his body rejected the organ and he died from a staph infection.
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