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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.]
1. To cast from one; to throw away; to discard.
Therefore all this exercise of hunting . . . the
Utopians have rejected to their butchers. --Robynson
Reject me not from among thy children. --Wisdom ix.
2. To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline
haughtily or harshly; to repudiate.
That golden scepter which thou didst reject.
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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