re·ject /rɪˈʤɛkt/ 及物動詞
Re·ject v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rejected; p. pr. & vb. n. Rejecting.]
1. To cast from one; to throw away; to discard.
Therefore all this exercise of hunting . . . the Utopians have rejected to their butchers. --Robynson (More's Utopia).
Reject me not from among thy children. --Wisdom ix. 4.
2. To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline haughtily or harshly; to repudiate.
That golden scepter which thou didst reject. --Milton.
Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me. --Hos. iv. 6.
3. To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request.
Syn: -- To repel; renounce; discard; rebuff; refuse; decline.
n : the person or thing rejected or set aside as inferior in
quality [syn: cull]
v 1: refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of
starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's
paper" [ant: accept]
2: refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality" [syn:
refuse, pass up, turn down, decline] [ant: accept]
3: deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child
rearing methods" [syn: disapprove] [ant: approve]
4: reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances" [syn: spurn,
freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down]
5: resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign
tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the
donor" [syn: resist, refuse]
6: refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of
fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
[syn: turn down, turn away, refuse] [ant: admit]
7: 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"
[syn: rule out, eliminate]