decisively, emphatically, firmly, resoundingly, roundly, soundly, strongly, vehemently, vigorously

Voters emphatically rejected the proposals.

She firmly rejected the suggestion that she had lied.

categorically, completely, flatly, unequivocally, utterly
out of hand, outright, summarily

Don't just reject their suggestions out of hand.


Voters narrowly rejected the plan.

immediately, instantly
consistently, constantly, repeatedly
eventually, finally, ultimately

We considered offering him the job, but finally rejected him.

explicitly, expressly, specifically

The paper expressly rejected charges that it had invented the story.


The organs are automatically rejected by the immune system.


It was a badly researched product that consumers rightly rejected.

vote to
be free to, have the right to

Consumers have the right to reject faulty goods and demand a refund.

urge sb to

He urged the committee to reject the plans.


The proposal was rejected as too costly.

in favour/favor of

Their design was rejected in favour/favor of one by a rival company.

reject sth on … grounds

The plan was rejected on economic grounds.

Reject is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑conference, ↑congress, ↑court, ↑judge, ↑parliament, ↑tribunal, ↑union, ↑voter
Reject is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accusation, ↑advice, ↑allegation, ↑amendment, ↑apology, ↑appeal, ↑applicant, ↑application, ↑argument, ↑assertion, ↑authority, ↑ban, ↑bid, ↑bill, ↑call, ↑candidate, ↑charge, ↑claim, ↑complaint, ↑compromise, ↑constitution, ↑contention, ↑creed, ↑criticism, ↑deal, ↑demand, ↑doctrine, ↑dogma, ↑excuse, ↑hypothesis, ↑idea, ↑ideology, ↑implication, ↑initiative, ↑interpretation, ↑label, ↑manuscript, ↑motion, ↑move, ↑offer, ↑overture, ↑package, ↑petition, ↑philosophy, ↑plan, ↑plea, ↑practice, ↑proposal, ↑proposition, ↑reasoning, ↑recommendation, ↑religion, ↑report, ↑request, ↑resignation, ↑resolution, ↑scheme, ↑stereotype, ↑submission, ↑suggestion, ↑teaching, ↑theory, ↑thesis, ↑tradition, ↑transplant, ↑treaty, ↑view, ↑violence

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