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Meaning & Definition of Dismiss in English

English

Dismiss

/dɪsmɪs/

verb

1. Bar from attention or consideration

  • "She dismissed his advances"
    synonym:
  • dismiss
  • ,
  • disregard
  • ,
  • brush aside
  • ,
  • brush off
  • ,
  • discount
  • ,
  • push aside
  • ,
  • ignore

2. Cease to consider

  • Put out of judicial consideration
  • "This case is dismissed!"
    synonym:
  • dismiss
  • ,
  • throw out

3. Stop associating with

  • "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
    synonym:
  • dismiss
  • ,
  • send packing
  • ,
  • send away
  • ,
  • drop

4. Terminate the employment of

  • Discharge from an office or position
  • "The boss fired his secretary today"
  • "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
    synonym:
  • displace
  • ,
  • fire
  • ,
  • give notice
  • ,
  • can
  • ,
  • dismiss
  • ,
  • give the axe
  • ,
  • send away
  • ,
  • sack
  • ,
  • force out
  • ,
  • give the sack
  • ,
  • terminate

5. End one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave

  • "I was dismissed after i gave my report"
    synonym:
  • dismiss
  • ,
  • usher out

6. Declare void

  • "The president dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"
    synonym:
  • dissolve
  • ,
  • dismiss

Examples of using

I have to dismiss Ken.