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reject

verb [T]  /rɪˈdʒekt/ us  
to refuse to accept, use, or believe something or someone: The school rejects a third of all applicants. To reject someone is also to treat someone in a way that shows you do not feel affection for that person: As a child, she had felt rejected by her mother. medical If your body rejects tissue or an organ that comes from another person, your body has a dangerous physical reaction to it.
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