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Synonyms for reject
rɪˈdʒɛkt; ˈri dʒɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cull, reject(verb)

    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. reject(verb)

    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, decline(verb)

    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, reject(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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, refuse(verb)

    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, refuse(verb)

    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, reject(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. reject(noun)

    to refuse to accept

    She even rejected my improved offer.

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

    Antonyms:
    accept, take up

  2. reject(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    outcast, alien, castaway

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reject(v. a.)

    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. reject(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reject(v)

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

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How to use reject in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The fact regularly faced in telling people first the odd truths is that some don’t openly reflect, but most outrightly reject; and when it turns out to be correct publicly, they accept only to give often its credit to a person who desires but doesn’t deserve respect.

  2. Nick Freitas:

    If we are to continue our party's legacy, we must reject Corey Stewart's dog-whistling of white supremacists, anti-Semites, and racists.

  3. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray:

    This is an opportunity for the port and all of us to make a bold statement about how oil companies contribute to climate change, oil spills and other environmental disasters - and reject this short-term lease.

  4. Ben Carson:

    I would have problems with somebody who embraced all the doctrines associated with Islam, if they are not willing to reject sharia and all the portions of it that are talked about in the Quran -- if they are not willing to reject that, and subject that to American values and the Constitution, then of course, I would.

  5. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn:

    The Prime Minister's negotiations have failed. Last night's agreement with the European Commission does not contain anything approaching the changes Theresa May promised parliament, that's why lawmakers must reject this deal today.


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