verb (used with object)
- rejection region,
- rejection slip
Origin of reject
Examples from the Web for reject
As Assaf put it, “this is one way to reject extremism and make it so the people are not afraid.”
And I was wondering how you combat that impulse to reject the young?Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies|Ronald K. Fried|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His Mormon faith was no reason to reject his candidacy, he argued.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral|Elizabeth Picciuto|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I reject angrily authority that exists without my respect.
The problem for concerned people was not merely to do the obvious thing and reject apartheid, but to decide what to do about it.
Apologists like Lekebusch and Oertel reject Bleek's argument.Supernatural Religion, Vol. III. (of III)|Walter Richard Cassels
It comes to them as the gifts of gods and sages, which it would be sacrilege to reject.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877|James Kennedy
Impostors alone can pronounce it necessary to discredit experience and reject reason.Christianity Unveiled|Nicolas-Antoine Boulanger
I reject the concrete example, but accept the universal doctrine on which the special dogma of the Trinity is erected.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
It might amend money bills, might reject all legislation, and stop the machinery of government.George Brown|John Lewis
verb (rɪˈdʒɛkt) (tr)
Word Origin for reject
early 15c., from Old French rejecter and directly from Latin reiectus, past participle of reiectare "throw away, cast away, vomit," frequentative of reicere "to throw back," from re- "back" (see re-) + -icere, comb. form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Related: Rejected; rejecting.
1550s, "a castaway" (rare), from reject (v.). Modern use probably a re-formation of the same word: "thing cast aside as unsatisfactory" (1893); "person considered low-quality and worthless" (1925, from use in militaries).