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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reject \Re*ject"\ (r?-j?kt"), verb (used with an object) [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.]

1. To cast from one; to throw away; to discard.

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

Reject me not from among thy children. --Wisdom ix. 4.

2. To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline haughtily or harshly; to repudiate.

That golden scepter which thou didst reject. --Milton.

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

3. To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request.

Syn: To repel; renounce; discard; rebuff; refuse; decline.


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