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Verb: dismiss  dis'mis
  1. Bar from attention or consideration
    "She dismissed his advances";
    - disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore
     
  2. Cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration
    "This case is dismissed!";
    - throw out
     
  3. Stop associating with
    "They dismissed her after she had a child out of wedlock";
    - send packing, send away, drop
     
  4. Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    "The boss dismissed his secretary today";
    - displace, fire, give notice, can [N. Amer, informal], 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";
    - usher out
     
  6. Declare void
    "The President dismissed the parliament and called for new elections";
    - dissolve

Derived forms: dismissed, dismissing, dismisses

Type of: alter, change, modify, reject, remove, say farewell

Encyclopedia: Dismiss