The difference between Reject and Turn down

When used as verbs, reject means to refuse to accept, whereas turn down means to refuse, decline, or deny.

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

check bellow for the other definitions of Reject and Turn down

  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. Turn down as a verb (idiomatic):

    To refuse, decline, or deny.


    "He turned down all our offers of help."

  2. Turn down as a verb (idiomatic):

    To reduce the power, etc. of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.


    "Turn down the television so I can hear myself think."

    "When it starts to boil, turn down the heat to a simmer."

  3. Turn down as a verb (idiomatic):

    To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.


    "Turn down the blankets to let them air out."