Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of obicere 'to throw in the way, prevent, object', from jacere 'to throw'


2 verb
ob‧ject2 S2
1 [intransitive] to feel or say that you oppose or disapprove of something:
If no one objects, I would like Mrs Harrison to be present.
object to (doing) something
Robson strongly objected to the terms of the contract.
I objected to having to rewrite the article.
I object (=used in formal arguments, for example in a court of law)
Mr. Chairman, I object. That is an unfair allegation.
2 [transitive] to state a fact or opinion as a reason for opposing or disapproving of something
object that
The group objected that the policy would prevent patients from receiving the best treatment.
'My name's not Sonny,' the child objected.

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