reject

[ verb ri-jekt; noun ree-jekt ]
/ verb rɪˈdʒɛkt; noun ˈri dʒɛkt /
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verb (used with object)

noun

something rejected, as an imperfect article.

Nearby words

  1. reiterate,
  2. reiteration,
  3. reiterative,
  4. reith,
  5. reive,
  6. rejectamenta,
  7. rejectee,
  8. rejection,
  9. rejection region,
  10. rejection slip

Origin of reject

1485–95; (v.) < Latin rējectus, past participle of rējicere to throw back, equivalent to re- re- + jec-, combining form of jacere to throw + -tus past participle suffix

SYNONYMS FOR reject
1. See refuse1. 1, 2. deny. 3. repel, renounce. 4. eliminate, jettison. 8. second.

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for unrejectable

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 Formsrejectable, 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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Word Origin and History for unrejectable
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Medicine definitions for unrejectable

reject

[ rĭ-jĕkt ]

v.

To refuse to accept, submit to, believe, or use something.
To discard as defective or useless; throw away.
To spit out or vomit.
To resist immunologically introduction of a transplanted organ or tissue; fail to accept in one's body.

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