Synonyms of reject


1. cull, reject, decision making, deciding

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


1. reject, evaluate, pass judgment, judge

usage: refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"

2. refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline

usage: refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"

3. disapprove, reject, evaluate, pass judgment, judge

usage: deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"

4. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down, refuse, decline

usage: reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"

5. resist, reject, refuse, react, respond

usage: resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

6. reject, turn down, turn away, refuse

usage: refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

7. rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of reject (Dictionary)