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reject

[ verb ri-jekt; noun ree-jekt ]
/ verb rɪˈdʒɛkt; noun ˈri dʒɛkt /
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Definition of reject

verb (used with object)
noun
something rejected, as an imperfect article.
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Origin of reject

First recorded in 1485–95; (verb) from Latin rējectus, past participle of rējicere “to throw back,” equivalent to re-re- + jec-, combining form of jacere “to throw” + -tus past participle suffix

synonym study for reject

1. See refuse1.

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How to use reject in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reject

reject

verb (rɪˈdʒɛkt) (tr)
to refuse to accept, acknowledge, use, believe, etc
to throw out as useless or worthless; discard
to rebuff (a person)
(of an organism) to fail to accept (a foreign tissue graft or organ transplant) because of immunological incompatibility
noun (ˈriːdʒɛkt)
something rejected as imperfect, unsatisfactory, or useless

Derived forms of reject

rejectable, adjectiverejecter or rejector, nounrejection, nounrejective, adjective

Word Origin for reject

C15: from Latin rēicere to throw back, from re- + jacere to hurl
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