Reject Re*ject" (r?-j?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rejected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rejecting}.] [L. rejectus, p. p. of reicere, rejicere; pref. re- re- + jacere to throw: cf. F. rejeter, formerly also spelt rejecter. See {Jet} a shooting forth.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cast from one; to throw away; to discard. [1913 Webster]

Therefore all this exercise of hunting . . . the Utopians have rejected to their butchers. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]

Reject me not from among thy children. --Wisdom ix. 4. [1913 Webster]

2. To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline haughtily or harshly; to repudiate. [1913 Webster]

That golden scepter which thou didst reject. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me. --Hos. iv. 6. [1913 Webster]

3. To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To repel; renounce; discard; rebuff; refuse; decline. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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