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interject

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verb in·ter·ject \ˌin-tər-ˈjekt\

Simple Definition of interject

  • : to interrupt what someone else is saying with (a comment, remark, etc.)

Full Definition of interject

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to throw in between or among other things :  interpolate <interject a remark>

in·ter·jec·tor play \-ˈjek-tər\ noun
in·ter·jec·to·ry play \-t(ə-)rē\ adjective

Examples of interject

  1. That's an interesting idea, he interjected, but I don't think you've considered all of the details.

  2. She listened to us, interjecting remarks every so often.

  3. If I may interject, I have things I'd like to add.



Origin of interject

Latin interjectus, past participle of intericere, from inter- + jacere to throw — more at jet


First Known Use: 1588

Synonym Discussion of interject

introduce, insert, insinuate, interpolate, intercalate, interpose, interject mean to put between or among others. introduce is a general term for bringing or placing a thing or person into a group or body already in existence <introduced a new topic into the conversation>. insert implies putting into a fixed or open space between or among <inserted a clause in the contract>. insinuate implies introducing gradually or by gentle pressure <insinuated himself into the group>. interpolate applies to the inserting of something extraneous or spurious <interpolated her own comments into the report>. intercalate suggests an intrusive inserting of something in an existing series or sequence <new chapters intercalated with the old>. interpose suggests inserting an obstruction or cause of delay <interpose barriers to communication>. interject implies an abrupt or forced introduction <interjected a question>.


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