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[ in-ter-jekt ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to insert between other things:

    to interject a clarification of a previous statement.

    Synonyms: intercalate, interpolate, introduce, insinuate

  2. Obsolete. to come between.


/ ˌɪntəˈdʒɛkt /


  1. to interpose abruptly or sharply; interrupt with; throw in

    she interjected clever remarks

  2. archaic.
    to come between; interpose

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Derived Forms

  • ˌinterˈjector, noun

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Other Words From

  • inter·jector noun
  • unin·ter·jected adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of interject1

First recorded in 1570–80; from Latin interjectus, past participle of interjicere “to throw between,” equivalent to inter- “between, among, together” + -jec- (combining form of jac-, stem of jacere “to throw”) + -tus past participle suffix; inter-

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Word History and Origins

Origin of interject1

C16: from Latin interjicere to place between, from jacere to throw

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Example Sentences

I can’t interject how I feel because someone is expressing to me how they feel.

“Fox News needs to make sure that the American people —,” Cheney continued, before Baier interjected.

Friere, who then served as area superintendent over Lincoln but has since been promoted to the district’s chief of staff role, was at the meeting, but didn’t interject, according to the minutes.

I made a real effort to interject before he morphed into this other person who I didn’t recognize, so I was disheartened that it had gotten this far.

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I vividly recall holding a briefing for a client, only for my 4-year-old to interject with requests for apple juice and Paw Patrol.

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“Let me finish, Mitt,” he said when the former Massachusetts governor tried to interject.

She raised her hand when she wanted to interject, looking like a kid wanting to be called on in class.

"If I may interject, Judge, they find YOU difficult and challenging, more than your colleagues," Graham countered.

Between strides the widow managed to interject a few explanatory sentences.

"It was good enough for him," Mrs. Murray heard Don interject, in a triumphant tone, to Murdie.

This was true enough; and I only nodded to him, fearing to interject any new ideas from which he might go rambling.

More than once exactly the right moment presented itself when he could interject an apposite remark.

Even the district attorney was not able to interject a hint of the lemonade story, and so, naturally, she ignored it.


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