Most of what I was trying to do,” he told the Times in 2007, “was rejected.
She was paying for her lunch when her debit card got rejected in front of everybody.
Brutality must be rejected as a “mistake,” but simultaneously preserved as a possible policy option.
1550s, "a castaway" (rare), from reject (v.). Modern use probably a re-formation of the same word: "thing cast aside as unsatisfactory" (1893); "person considered low-quality and worthless" (1925, from use in militaries).
reject re·ject (rĭ-jěkt')
v. re·ject·ed, re·ject·ing, re·jects
To refuse to accept, submit to, believe, or use something.
To discard as defective or useless; throw away.
To spit out or vomit.
To resist immunologically introduction of a transplanted organ or tissue; fail to accept in one's body.