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eject

verb

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1 to drive or force out
  • we summarily ejected the unwanted guest from our party

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2 to violently throw out or off (something from within)
  • the malfunctioning VCR abruptly stopped rewinding and ejected the tape

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How does the verb eject contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of eject are evict, expel, and oust. While all these words mean "to drive or force out," eject carries an especially strong implication of throwing or thrusting out from within as a physical action.

ejected an obnoxious patron from the bar

When would evict be a good substitute for eject?

The synonyms evict and eject are sometimes interchangeable, but evict chiefly applies to turning out of house and home.

evicted for nonpayment of rent

Where would expel be a reasonable alternative to eject?

Although the words expel and eject have much in common, expel stresses a thrusting out or driving away especially permanently which need not be physical.

a student expelled from college

When could oust be used to replace eject?

The words oust and eject can be used in similar contexts, but oust implies removal or dispossession by power of the law or by force or compulsion.

police ousted the squatters

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The first known use of eject was in the 15th century

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28 May 2020

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“Eject.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/eject. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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