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Also found in: ThesaurusLegalWikipedia.de·ject  (dĭ-jĕkt′)tr.v. de·ject·ed, de·ject·ing, de·jectsTo lower the spirits of; dishearten.[Middle English dejecten, from Latin dēicere, dēiect-to cast down : dē-, de- + iacere, tothrow; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.deject (dɪˈdʒɛkt)vb(Psychology) (tr) to have a depressing effect on; dispirit; disheartenadjarchaic downcast; dejected[C15: from Latin dēicere to cast down, from de- + iacere to throw]Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014de•ject (dɪˈdʒɛkt) 

v.t.1. to depress the spirits of; dispirit: The bad news dejected me.adj.2. Archaic. dejected; downcast.[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin dējectus, past participle of dējicere to throw down]Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: dejected
Gerund: dejecting

ImperativePresentPreteritePresent ContinuousPresent PerfectPast ContinuousPast PerfectFutureFuture PerfectFuture ContinuousPresent Perfect ContinuousFuture Perfect ContinuousPast Perfect ContinuousConditionalPast ConditionalImperativedejectdejectCollins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:Switch to new thesaurusVerb1.deject - lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "Thebad state of her child's health demoralizes her"depress, dismay, dispirit, cast down, demoralise, demoralize, get downchill - depress or discourage; "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"discourage - deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feeldiscouraged

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