- to refuse to take, agree to, accede to, use, believe, etc.
- to discard or throw out as worthless, useless, or substandard; cast off or out
- to pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
- to throw up (food); vomit
- to rebuff; esp., to deny acceptance, care, love, etc. to (someone): a rejected child
- Physiol. to fail to accept immunologically (a part or organ grafted or transplanted into the body)
Origin of rejectLate Middle English rejecten from Classical Latin rejectus, past participle of reicere, rejicere, to throw or fling back from re-, back + jacere, to throw: see jet