Definition of interject in English:



[with object]
  • Say (something) abruptly, especially as an aside or interruption.

    ‘she interjected the odd question here and there’
    no object ‘Christina felt bound to interject before there was open warfare’
    • ‘As wonderful as it is to relive these music video memories, I'm forced to pause and interject criticism.’
    • ‘Blake felt obligated to interject a comment of his own.’
    • ‘To interject a personal note here, I eat meat, sometimes happily, sometimes queasily.’
    • ‘It's hard to refrain sometimes, I mean I've interjected a couple times, I try not to.’
    • ‘Throughout the analysis I will interject commentary on the status and use of the constructs.’
    • ‘The member interjected the whole time during the question, and now wants to ask a question.’
    • ‘Cunningham also interjects a few times, though compared to Craven he's far less chatty.’
    • ‘She rather amusingly shoved her shorter husband aside from the mike whenever she wanted to interject a point.’
    • ‘She also ignored his voice and did not try to seek him out visually when he would at times interject comments during the exam or immediately afterwards.’
    • ‘Mary spoke before Spam could get the chance to interject his own ideas.’
    • ‘At various points, the director and members of the cast interject voiceover comments about the proceedings.’
    • ‘Dr. Sears interjects comments on issues concerning fathers and marriage.’
    • ‘My comments about that obviously hurt him, and that is why he is interjecting a lot.’
    • ‘One can only regret that he will not be able actually to preside at the marriage ceremony and be given the opportunity to interject a number of his jokes into the proceedings.’
    • ‘He mediates arguments between the pilgrims and interjects his comments throughout the different tales.’
    • ‘Well, as a journalist in the media, you're not supposed to interject your opinion.’
    • ‘Hayden just looked on in amusement, interjecting an occasional smirking comment.’
    • ‘Well, if the member had not interjected by making that comment I most certainly would have interrupted.’
    • ‘At this point in the tale, the Knight interjects a question.’
    • ‘Anyway, interjects North, you are legally married after a certain time together, aren't you?’
    interpose, introduce, throw in, insert, interpolate, add
    interrupt, intervene, cut in, break in, butt in, chime in
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Late 16th century: from Latin interject- ‘interposed’, from the verb interjicere, from inter- ‘between’ + jacere ‘to throw’.