from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To refuse to accept, submit to, believe, or make use of.
- transitive v. To refuse to consider or grant; deny.
- transitive v. To refuse to recognize or give affection to (a person).
- transitive v. To discard as defective or useless; throw away. See Synonyms at refuse1.
- transitive v. To spit out or vomit.
- transitive v. Medicine To resist immunologically the introduction of (a transplanted organ or tissue); fail to accept as part of one's own body.
- n. One that has been rejected: a reject from the varsity team; a tire that is a reject.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to refuse to accept
- v. to block a shot, especially if it sends the ball off the court.
- n. Something that is rejected.
- n. An unpopular person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cast from one; to throw away; to discard.
- transitive v. To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline haughtily or harshly; to repudiate.
- transitive v. To refuse to grant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw or cast back.
- To throw away, as anything undesirable or useless; cast off; discard: as, to pick out the good and reject the bad; to reject a lover.
- To refuse to receive; decline haughtily or harshly; slight; despise.
- Synonyms To throw aside, cast off. See refuse.
- n. That which is rejected or thrown out; a cull; specifically, in prehistoric archæol., an unfinished stone implement, spoiled or broken in the process of manufacture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
- v. refuse to accept or acknowledge
- v. reject with contempt
- v. refuse entrance or membership
- v. deem wrong or inappropriate
- n. the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
- v. refuse to accept
- v. dismiss from consideration or a contest
In my humble opinion the reject is a better comic but maybe it does not get the point across as well.
What a lot of people will reject is any proposal that they think includes anything that smacks of an “amnesty” or a reward to people who have broken the law because they assume – based on experience with the 1986 law – that it will just encourage even more people to break the law in anticipation of another amnesty.
But what I reject is when some folks are on the sidelines and root for failure on health care ... or they root for failure on getting the Olympics.
I am willing to wager finding 50 votes to reject is doable. (you have to count Biden) However finding that 51st is going to be monumental.
The big thing you reject is that, in the place in question, the Palestinians were there in the first place.
Sure, he looks like an reject from the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory but nerds are so in right now.
Republicans once again reject their own ideas in their efforts to screw over Obama.
As for Plugged In Online, the only comment I reject, that I think all three of us here would reject, is the casual statement that Christians '"better judgment" would "normally push vampire flicks out of bounds."
What I reject is the idea – the idea that I think underscores and gives the term ‘MILF’ its force – that mothers, as a group, are ordinarily so obviously unf*ckable that society needs a whole separate category and term for mothers who escape that norm.
What we reject is the current status of our politics, not the notion of politics.