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Dictionary definition for: Reject

1. (n) the person or thing rejected or set aside as inferior in quality

2. (v) refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war" "The journal rejected the student''s paper"

3. (v) refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"

4. (v) deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"

5. (v) reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"

6. (v) resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

7. (v) refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans" "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

8. (v) dismiss from consideration; "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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