reject

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Reject is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
reject

Third-person singular
rejects

Past tense
rejected

Past participle
rejected

Present participle
rejecting

  1. (transitive) If you reject an idea or belief, you decide that you do not believe it.
    We reject the idea that English is somehow "better" than other languages.
    The court rejected his arguments that he should be set free.
  2. (transitive) If you reject a person, you refuse to care for that person.
    Often people who are infected with AIDS are rejected by family and friends.
  3. (transitive) If you reject an object, you refuse to take it or keep it.
    Consumers have the right to reject problem goods and demand a refund.

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Noun[change]

Singular
reject

Plural
rejects

  1. (countable) A reject is something that has been rejected.
  2. (countable); (slang) A reject is a stupid person.