I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin rejectus, past participle of reicere, from re- + jacere to throw — more at jet Date: 15th century 1. a. to refuse to accept, consider, submit to, take for some purpose, or use <
rejected the suggestion
reject a manuscript
b. to refuse to hear, receive, or admit ; rebuff, repel <
parents who reject their children
c. to refuse as lover or spouse 2. obsolete to cast off 3. throw back, repulse 4. to spew out 5. to subject to immunological rejection Synonyms: see declinerejecter or rejector nounrejectingly adverbrejective adjective II. noun Date: circa 1555 a rejected person or thing; especially one rejected as not wanted, unsatisfactory, or not fulfilling standard requirements

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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