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Synonyms for reject
rɪˈdʒɛkt; ˈri dʒɛktre·ject

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Wiktionary

  1. rejectnoun

    Something that is rejected.

    She even rejected my improved offer.

    Synonyms:
    castaway, decline, repudiate, refuse, disown, deny, abnegate, turn down, abjure

    Antonyms:
    take up, accept

  2. rejectverb

    to block a shot, especially if it sends the ball off the court.

    Synonyms:
    castaway, alien, outcast

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reject

    Abjure, discard, forswear, recall, recant, renounce, retract, and revoke, like abandon, imply some previous connection. Renounce (Latin re, back, and nuntio, bear a message) is to declare against and give up formally and definitively; as, to renounce the pomps and vanities of the world. Recant (Latin re, back, and canto, sing) is to take back or deny formally and publicly, as a belief that one has held or professed. Retract (Latin re, back, and traho, draw) is to take back something that one has said as not true or as what one is not ready to maintain; as, to retract a charge or accusation; one recants what was especially his own, he retracts what was directed against another. Repudiate (Latin re, back, or away, and pudeo, feel shame) is primarily to renounce as shameful, hence to divorce, as a wife; thus in general to put away with emphatic and determined repulsion; as, to repudiate a debt. To deny is to affirm to be not true or not binding; as, to deny a statement or a relationship; or to refuse to grant as something requested; as, his mother could not deny him what he desired. To discard is to cast away as useless or worthless; thus, one discards a worn garment; a coquette discards a lover. Revoke (Latin re, back, and voco, call), etymologically the exact equivalent of the English recall, is to take back something given or granted; as, to revoke a command, a will, or a grant; recall may be used in the exact sense of revoke, but is often applied to persons, as revoke is not; we recall a messenger and revoke the order with which he was charged. Abjure (Latin ab, away, and juro, swear) is etymologically the exact equivalent of the Saxon forswear, signifying to put away formally and under oath, as an error, heresy, or evil practise, or a condemned and detested person. A man abjures his religion, recants his belief, abjures or renounces his allegiance, repudiates another's claim, renounces his own, retracts a false statement. A person may deny, disavow, disclaim, disown what has been truly or falsely imputed to him or supposed to be his. He may deny his signature, disavow the act of his agent, disown his child; he may repudiate a just claim or a base suggestion. A native of the United States can not abjure or renounce allegiance to the Queen of England, but will promptly deny or repudiate it. Compare ABANDON.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abjure, deny, disavow, discard, disclaim, disown, forswear, recall, recant, refuse, renounce, repudiate, retract, revoke

    Antonyms:
    acknowledge, advocate, assert, avow, cherish, claim, defend, hold, maintain, own, proclaim, retain, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reject

    Synonyms:
    repel, renounce, throw by, castaway, repudiate, decline, discard, refuse, exclude

    Antonyms:
    hail, welcome, accept, appropriate, choose, select, admit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cull, rejectverb

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

    Synonyms:
    cull

    Antonyms:
    intromit, allow in, let in, accept, admit

  2. rejectverb

    refuse to accept or acknowledge

    "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"

    Synonyms:
    spurn, refuse, pass up, disapprove, pooh-pooh, eliminate, turn down, rule out, winnow out, scorn, resist, turn away, freeze off, disdain, decline

    Antonyms:
    accept, admit, let in, intromit, allow in

  3. refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, declineverb

    refuse to accept

    "He refused my offer of hospitality"

    Synonyms:
    freeze off, rule out, go down, deny, resist, worsen, winnow out, lower, correct, decline, lour, spurn, pooh-pooh, wane, disapprove, disdain, scorn, pass up, defy, turn away, refuse, eliminate, slump, turn down

    Antonyms:
    intromit, let in, accept, allow in, admit

  4. disapprove, rejectverb

    deem wrong or inappropriate

    "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"

    Synonyms:
    spurn, refuse, pass up, disapprove, pooh-pooh, eliminate, turn down, rule out, winnow out, scorn, resist, turn away, freeze off, disdain, decline

    Antonyms:
    let in, allow in, admit, accept, intromit

  5. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downverb

    reject with contempt

    "She spurned his advances"

    Synonyms:
    freeze off, eliminate, rule out, lower, resist, despise, winnow out, contemn, decline, lour, spurn, pass up, pooh-pooh, disapprove, disdain, scorn, turn away, refuse, turn down

    Antonyms:
    allow in, accept, admit, let in, intromit

  6. resist, reject, refuseverb

    resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

    "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

    Synonyms:
    baulk, rule out, deny, stand, stand firm, freeze off, eliminate, hold out, fend, withstand, winnow out, decline, spurn, dissent, turn away, pooh-pooh, jib, balk, disapprove, disdain, scorn, pass up, defy, refuse, protest, resist, turn down

    Antonyms:
    accept, admit, intromit, let in, allow in

  7. reject, turn down, turn away, refuseverb

    refuse entrance or membership

    "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

    Synonyms:
    freeze off, eliminate, rule out, avert, deflect, deny, resist, bend, winnow out, lower, decline, lour, spurn, pass up, pooh-pooh, disapprove, disdain, scorn, defy, turn away, refuse, turn down

    Antonyms:
    let in, accept, allow in, intromit, admit

  8. rule out, eliminate, winnow out, rejectverb

    dismiss from consideration or a contest

    "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"

    Synonyms:
    freeze off, rule out, excrete, wipe out, decline, scorn, obviate, decimate, get rid of, winnow out, carry off, egest, spurn, pass up, rule in, annihilate, extinguish, pooh-pooh, turn away, eliminate, disapprove, disdain, rid of, pass, close out, refuse, do away with, resist, turn down, preclude, eradicate

    Antonyms:
    let in, intromit, accept, allow in, admit

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rejectverb

    Synonyms:
    exclude, discard, eject, set aside, pass over, throw aside, cast off, lay aside, cast aside, cast away, put away, throw overboard, lay on the shelf

  2. rejectverb

    Synonyms:
    decline, refuse, repudiate, repel, rebuff, slight, despise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rejectverb

    Synonyms:
    cast away, discard, refuse, decline, rebuff, repulse, contemn, repudiate

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How to use reject in a sentence?

  1. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    We reject the policy identification of the democratic Germany with that of National Socialism. National Socialist comparisons are absurd and not acceptable, the Federal Republic of Germany and Turkey have a close economic relationship, they are also partners in the fight against terrorism.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Depression leads to frustration more or less. Moreover, a depressed person is most likely to become perplexed/confused for life. Now, you've known that, dare to reject/resist depression and it's end result i.e. frustration. I mean, you've got to cheer yourself up irresspective of whatever circumstance/difficulty that battles/faces you. Besides, there is a lot of hope for every living human including "YOU". Yes of course, it's only the dead that is hopeless.

  3. Elijah Cummings:

    Mr. Chairman, we need you. Those children need you, i am talking directly to my Republican colleagues. We need you to stand up to President Trump. We need you to join us in telling him that we reject this mean policy.

  4. Mike Huckabee:

    Speaker Ryan needs to make it clear that if the President won't stand to protect America from wholesale open borders, then Republicans will, if Ryan will not lead and reject the importation of those fleeing the Middle East without assurances that we can separate refugees from terrorists, then Speaker Ryan needs to step down today and let someone else lead.

  5. The Japanese official:

    If not conducted satisfactorily, it could very well be a reason for the U.S. Congress to reject TPP. So it is a prerequisite for a TPP agreement to include high standard protection for new drugs.


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