Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
rejectus, p. p. of
jacereto throw: cf. F.
rejeter, formerly also spelt
Jeta shooting forth.]
To cast from one; to throw away; to discard.
Therefore all this exercise of hunting . . . the Utopians have
rejectedto their butchers.
Robynson (More’s Utopia).
Rejectme not from among thy children.
Wisdom ix. 4.
To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline haughtily or harshly; to repudiate.
That golden scepter which thou didst
Because thou hast
rejectedknowledge, I will also
rejectthee, that thou shalt be no priest to me.
Hos. iv. 6.
To refuse to grant;
rejecta prayer or request
Syn. – To repel; renounce; discard; rebuff; refuse; decline.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To throw away, as any thing useless or vile.
2.To cast off.
Have I rejected those that me ador'd?
3.To cast off; to forsake. Jer. 7.
4.To refuse to receive; to slight; to despise.
Because thou has rejected knowledge, I will reject thee. Hos. 4. 1Sam. 15.
5.To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request.
6.To refuse to accept; as, to reject an offer.