Antonyms for reject

Grammar : Verb
Spell : verb ri-jekt; noun ree-jekt
Phonetic Transcription : verb rɪˈdʒɛkt; noun ˈri dʒɛkt

Definition of reject

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Old French rejecter and directly from Latin reiectus, past participle of reiectare "throw away, cast away, vomit," frequentative of reicere "to throw back," from re- "back" (see re-) + -icere, comb. form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Related: Rejected; rejecting.
  • verb say no to
Example sentences :
  • But once enticed into the parlour he did not reject the food set before him.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • And in this thought he did not reject the invitations pressed on him.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • And under what pretence can you embrace the one, while you reject the other?
  • Extract from : « An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding » by David Hume
  • Miss Gunn, do you really wish me to understand that you reject me?
  • Extract from : « Hetty's Strange History » by Anonymous
  • Consider this before, unworthy as I am, you reject me from your esteem.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • That you are determined to have it in your power to favour or reject me totally, as you please?'
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • It always embarrassed him to be forced to reject friendly overtures.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • I reject you, and all of your kith and kin—all the false, hollow, heartless stock.'
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • I lay no claim to the distinction, and have the self-denial to reject it.'
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • We shall be the richer for returning to them, as much by what we reject as by what we embrace.
  • Extract from : « Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle » by H. N. Brailsford

Synonyms for reject

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