The difference between Abjure and Reject

When used as verbs, abjure means to renounce upon oath, whereas reject means to refuse to accept.

Reject is also noun with the meaning: something that is rejected.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abjure and Reject

  1. Abjure as a verb (transitive):

    to renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow.


    "To abjure allegiance to a prince."

    "To abjure the realm (''to swear to abandon it forever'')."

  2. Abjure as a verb (transitive, obsolete, historical):

    to cause one to renounce or recant.

  3. Abjure as a verb (transitive):

    to reject with solemnity; to abandon forever; to repudiate; to disclaim.


    "To abjure errors."

  4. Abjure as a verb (transitive):

    to abstain from; to avoid; to shun.

  1. Reject as a verb (transitive):

    To refuse to accept.


    "She even rejected my improved offer."

  2. Reject as a verb (basketball):

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

  3. Reject as a verb:

    To refuse a romantic advance.


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

  1. Reject as a noun:

    Something that is rejected.

  2. Reject as a noun (derogatory, _, slang):

    An unpopular person.

  3. Reject as a noun (colloquial):

    a rejected defective product in a production line