reject: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (v.ri-jekt'n.rē'jekt), [key]
— v.t.
  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. (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.
  1. something rejected, as an imperfect article.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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