- ▪ I. reject re‧ject 2 [ˈriːdʒekt] noun [countable]a product which is not good enough and will be thrown away or sold cheaply:
• If the number of rejects exceeds this level, the batch is returned.[m0] ▪ II. reject re‧ject 1 [rɪˈdʒekt] verb [transitive]1. to refuse to accept a request, suggestion, or offer:
• The Commerce Department rejected applications for 39 export licenses.
• The proposals were rejected by a large majority.2. HUMAN RESOURCES to refuse to accept someone for a job, course of study etc:
• He was rejected for the job because of his age.3. COMMERCE to throw away or refuse to accept something that has been made because its quality is not good enough:
• A buyer may reject goods which do not conform to the sample.— rejection noun [countable, uncountable] :
• The miners reversed their earlier rejection of the company's proposals.
• After the job interview, the company sent her a rejection letter wishing her luck in her search for work.
* * *Ⅰ.reject UK US /rɪˈdʒekt/ verb [T]► to refuse to accept an idea, suggestion, etc.: »
The committee will decide whether to accept or reject the offer.»
reject a suggestion/proposal/argument»
reject a claim/criticism/allegationreject sth as sth »
The board rejected the idea as being too risky.► HR, WORKPLACE to decide not to choose someone for a job or for a place on a course of study, etc.: »
We rejected ten candidates in the first round of interviews.»
25% of applicants are rejected because of lack of experience.► COMMERCE to decide that goods cannot be accepted because they are of low quality: »
Three shipments of beans were rejected because they had traces of illegal pesticides.Ⅱ.reject UK US /ˈriːdʒekt/ noun [C]► COMMERCE something that cannot be accepted because it is of low quality: »
a factory reject»
Most of the crowd control drugs tested by the US military were rejects from the pharmaceutical industry.
Financial and business terms. 2012.