reject has definitions from the field of psychology
[ verb ] refuse to accept or acknowledge


"I reject the idea of starting a war" "The journal rejected the student's paper"

Used in print

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

We are in a transitional stage in which many_of the connotations of former usage have had_to be revised or rejected .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

Hence , if what is in_question is whether in a given theology myth is or is not completely rejected , it is unimportant whether only a_little bit of myth or a considerable quantity is accepted ; for , in either event , the first possibility is excluded .

It will be recalled from the discussion in Section 7 that the position of the `` right '' , as represented by Barth , rests_on the following thesis : The only tenable alternative to Bultmann 's position is a theology that ( 1 ) rejects or at_least qualifies his unconditioned demand for demythologization and existential interpretation ; ( 2 ) accepts instead a special biblical hermeneutics or method of interpretation ; and ( 3 ) in so doing , frees itself to give appropriate emphasis to the event Jesus_Christ by means of statements that , from Bultmann 's point_of_view , are mythological .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

This approach rejects virtually all field measurements .

The next level attempts to weigh varied evidence and come to a balanced , sensible conclusion ; field measurements by experienced explorers are not rejected , and even reports of a less scientific nature are duly evaluated .

[ verb ] refuse to accept


"He refused my offer of hospitality"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Pelham pointed_out that Georgia voters last November rejected a constitutional amendment to allow legislators to vote on pay raises for future Legislature sessions .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

While details are still be to worked_out , Ratcliff said he expects to tell home_folks in Dallas why he thinks Berry 's proposed constitutional amendment should be rejected .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

In this process the Minoan Mycenaean inheritance had been transmuted or finally rejected ; the Aegean world which had existed before 1000 differed from that which rises more clearly in our vision after 800 .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

That after all his years of effort to become a composer , he should now , now when he was still stoutly replying to the critics of his Discourse_on_the_Arts_and_Sciences , be so close to a success in music and have_to reject it .

Or at_least appear to reject it !

[ verb ] refuse to approve




"I disapprove of her child rearing methods"

Used in print

(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)

Most_of the teen-agers I interviewed rejected it on pragmatic grounds .

[ verb ] reject with contempt


"She spurned his advances"

Used in print

(The Wall Street Journal,...)

As `` Much Ado '' turned serious while the insipid Claudio rejected Hero at the altar , a sprinkle began to fall .

[ verb ] resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ


resist refuse


"His body rejected the liver of the donor"

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[ verb ] dismiss from consideration


eliminate rule_out


"John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi" "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"

[ verb ] refuse entrance or membership


"They turned away hundreds of fans" "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

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admit refusal nonacceptance

[ noun ] (psychology) the person or thing rejected or set aside as inferior in quality



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