Simple Definition of interject
: to interrupt what someone else is saying with (a comment, remark, etc.)
Examples of interject in a sentence
“That's an interesting idea,” he interjected, “but I don't think you've considered all of the details.”
She listened to us, interjecting remarks every so often.
If I may interject, I have things I'd like to add.
Did You Know?
According to its Latin roots, interject ought to mean literally "throw between". For most of the word's history, however, the only things that have been interjected have been comments dropped suddenly into a conversation. Interjections are often humorous, and sometimes even insulting, and the best interjections are so quick that the conversation isn't even interrupted.
Origin and Etymology of interject
Latin interjectus, past participle of intericere, from inter- + jacere to throw — more at jet
First Known Use: 1588
Synonym Discussion of interject
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Definition of interject for Students
: to put between or among other things <I interjected a remark.>
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