3. To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request.
Syn. To repel; renounce; discard; rebuff; refuse; decline.
(Re*ject"a*ble) a. Capable of being, or that ought to be, rejected.
(||Re*jec`ta*men"ta) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. rejectare, v. intens. fr. rejicere. See Reject.]
Things thrown out or away; especially, things excreted by a living organism. J. Fleming.
(Re`jec*ta"ne*ous) a. [L. rejectaneus.] Not chosen or received; rejected. [Obs.] "Profane,
rejectaneous, and reprobate people." Barrow.
(Re*ject"er) n. One who rejects.
(Re*jec"tion) n. [L. rejectio: cf. F. réjection.] Act of rejecting, or state of being rejected.
(Re`jec*ti"tious) a. Implying or requiring rejection; rejectable. Cudworth.
(Re*ject"ive) a. Rejecting, or tending to reject.
(Re*ject"ment) n. Act of rejecting; matter rejected, or thrown away. Eaton.
(Re*joice") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rejoiced (-joist"); p. pr. & vb. n. Rejoicing ] [OE. rejoissen,
OF. resjouir, resjoir, F. réjouir; pref. re- re- + OF, esjouir, esjoir, F. éjouir, to rejoice; pref. es- (L. ex-)
+ OF. jouir, joir, F. jouir, from L. gaudere to rejoice. See Joy.] To feel joy; to experience gladness in
a high degree; to have pleasurable satisfaction; to be delighted. "O, rejoice beyond a common joy." Shak.
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy.Ps. xxxi. 7.
Syn. To delight; joy; exult; triumph.
(Re*joice"), v. t.
1. To enjoy. [Obs.] Bp. Peacock.
2. To give joy to; to make joyful; to gladden.
I me rejoysed of my liberty.Chaucer.
While she, great saint, rejoices heaven.Prior.
Were he [Cain] alive, it would rejoice his soul to see what mischief it had made.Arbuthnot.
Syn. To please; cheer; exhilarate; delight.
(Re*joice"), n. The act of rejoicing. Sir T. Browne.
(Re*joice"ment) n. Rejoicing. [Obs.]
(Re*joi"cer) n. One who rejoices.
1. Joy; gladness; delight.
We should particularly express our rejoicing by love and charity to our neighbors.R. Nelson.