The difference between Abnegate and Reject

When used as verbs, abnegate means to deny (oneself something), 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 Abnegate and Reject

  1. Abnegate as a verb (transitive):

    To deny (oneself something); to renounce or give up (a right, a power, a claim, a privilege, a convenience).

  2. Abnegate as a verb (transitive):

    To relinquish; to surrender; to abjure.

  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