The difference between Reject and Take up

When used as nouns, reject means something that is rejected, whereas take up means that which takes up or tightens.

When used as verbs, reject means to refuse to accept, whereas take up means to pick up.

check bellow for the other definitions of Reject and Take up

  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

  1. Take up as a noun (machinery):

    That which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.

  2. Take up as a noun:

    Acceptance (of a proposal, offer, request, etc.).

  1. Take up as a verb (transitive):

    To pick up.


    "The reel automatically took up the slack."

  2. Take up as a verb (transitive):

    To begin doing (an activity) on a regular basis.


    "I've taken up knitting."

    "I wish to take up mathematics."

  3. Take up as a verb (transitive):

    To address (an issue).


    "Let's take this up with the manager."

  4. Take up as a verb (transitive):

    To occupy; to consume (space or time).


    "The books on finance take up three shelves."

    "All my time is taken up with looking after the kids."

  5. Take up as a verb (transitive, sewing):

    To shorten by hemming.


    "If we take up the sleeves a bit, that shirt will look much better on you."

  6. Take up as a verb (transitive, dated):

    To remove the surface or bed of a road.

  7. Take up as a verb (transitive, with on):

    To accept (a proposal, offer, request, etc.) from.


    "Shall we take them up on their offer to help us move?"

  8. Take up as a verb (intransitive):

    To resume.


    "let's take up where we left off"

  9. Take up as a verb:

    To implement, to employ, to put into use.