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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Reject


REJECT', verb transitive [Latin rejicio, rejectus, re and jacio, to throw.]

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. Jeremiah 7:29.

4. To refuse to receive; to slight; to despise.

Because thou has rejected knowledge, I will reject thee. Hosea 4. 1 Samuel 15:23.

5. To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request.

6. To refuse to accept; as, to reject an offer.