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Reject vs. Dismiss

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  • Reject (verb)

    To refuse to accept.

    "She even rejected my improved offer."

  • Reject (verb)

    To block a shot, especially if it sends the ball off the court.

  • Reject (verb)

    To refuse a romantic advance.

    "I've been rejected three times this week."

  • Reject (noun)

    Something that is rejected.

  • Reject (noun)

    An unpopular person.

  • Reject (noun)

    a rejected defective product in a production line

  • Dismiss (verb)

    To discharge; to end the employment or service of.

    "The company dismissed me after less than a year."

  • Dismiss (verb)

    To order to leave.

    "The soldiers were dismissed after the parade."

  • Dismiss (verb)

    To dispel; to rid one's mind of.

    "He dismissed all thoughts of acting again."

  • Dismiss (verb)

    To reject; to refuse to accept.

    "The court dismissed the case."

  • Dismiss (verb)

    To send or put away.

    "She dismissed him with a wave of the hand."

  • Dismiss (verb)

    To get a batsman out.

    "He was dismissed for 99 runs."

  • Dismiss (verb)

    To give someone a red card; to send off.

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Reject

    To cast from one; to throw away; to discard.

  • Reject

    To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline haughtily or harshly; to repudiate.

  • Reject

    To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request.

  • Dismiss

    To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.

  • Dismiss

    To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.

  • Dismiss

    To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.

  • Dismiss (noun)

    Dismission.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Reject (noun)

    the person or thing rejected or set aside as inferior in quality

  • Reject (verb)

    refuse to accept or acknowledge;

    "I reject the idea of starting a war"

    "The journal rejected the student's paper"

  • Reject (verb)

    refuse to accept;

    "He refused my offer of hospitality"

  • Reject (verb)

    deem wrong or inappropriate;

    "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"

  • Reject (verb)

    reject with contempt;

    "She spurned his advances"

  • Reject (verb)

    resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ;

    "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

  • Reject (verb)

    refuse entrance or membership;

    "They turned away hundreds of fans"

    "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

  • Reject (verb)

    dismiss from consideration;

    "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"

    "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"

  • Dismiss (verb)

    bar from attention or consideration;

    "She dismissed his advances"

  • Dismiss (verb)

    cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration;

    "This case is dismissed!"

  • Dismiss (verb)

    stop associating with;

    "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

  • Dismiss (verb)

    terminate the employment of;

    "The boss fired his secretary today"

    "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

  • Dismiss (verb)

    end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave;

    "I was dismissed after I gave my report"

  • Dismiss (verb)

    declare void;

    "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"

Princeton's WordNet
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