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reject

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈdʒekt/
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.
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(Definition of reject verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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