Reject

Definition of Reject

Re`ject´   Pronunciation: r?-j?kt´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Rejected; p. pr. & vb. n. Rejecting.]
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.

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