Re·ject v. t. [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.
Syn: -- To repel; renounce; discard; rebuff; refuse; decline.
adj 1: cast off as valueless [syn: castaway(a)]
2: rebuffed (by a lover) without warning; "jilted at the altar"
[syn: jilted, spurned]
3: something or someone judged unacceptable; "rejected