transitive verb re·ject·ed
- To refuse to accept, submit to, believe, or make use of.
- To refuse to consider or grant; deny.
- To refuse to recognize or give affection to (a person).
- To discard as defective or useless; throw away. See Synonyms at refuse1.
- To spit out or vomit.
- Medicine To resist immunologically the introduction of (a transplanted organ or tissue); fail to accept as part of one's own body.
One that has been rejected: a reject from the varsity team; a tire that is a reject.
Origin: Middle English rejecten
Origin: , from Latin rēicere, rēiect-
Origin: : re-, re-
Origin: + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots
- re·jectˈer, re·jecˈtor noun