dismiss

dismiss
dismiss [v1] send away, remove; free abolish, banish, boot*, brush off*, bundle, cast off*, cast out*, chase, chuck, clear, decline, deport, detach, disband, discard, dispatch, dispense with, disperse, dispose of, dissolve, divorce, do without, drive out, eject, expel, force out, have done with*, kick out*, let go, let out, lock out*, outlaw, push aside, push back, reject, release, relegate, relinquish, repel, repudiate, rid, send off, send packing*, shed, show out*, slough off, supersede, sweep away*, turn out; concepts 127,217 —Ant. accept, hold, keep, maintain, preserve, welcome dismiss [v2] remove from job, responsibility ax*, boot*, boot out*, bounce*, bump*, can*, cashier*, defrock, depone, depose, deselect, discharge, disemploy, disfrock, displace, disqualify, drop, fire, furlough, give notice to, give the ax*, give the gate*, give the heave-ho*, give walking papers*, give warning, impeach, kick out*, lay off, let go*, let out*, oust, pension, pink-slip*, put away*, recall, retire, sack*, send packing*, shelve*, shut out*, suspend, terminate, turn away, unfrock, unseat, wash out*; concepts 324,351 —Ant. appoint, employ, engage, hire, keep, secure dismiss [v3] put out of one’s mind banish, contemn, deride, despise, discard, disdain, dispel, disregard, drop, flout, gibe, gird, jeer, kiss off*, laugh away*, lay aside, mock, pooh-pooh*, rally, reject, relegate, repudiate, repulse, ridicule, scoff, scorn, scout, set aside, shelve*, spurn, taunt, twit; concept 35 —Ant. accept, welcome

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  • dismiss — dis·miss vt 1: to remove from position or service dismiss ed the employee 2: to bring about or order the dismissal of (an action) the suit was dismiss ed vi: to bring about or order a dismissal the pla …   Law dictionary

  • dismiss — dis‧miss [dɪsˈmɪs] verb [transitive] 1. HUMAN RESOURCES to remove someone from their job, usually because they have done something wrong: • He was dismissed from his job at a bank for repeatedly turning up to work late. 2. LAW to state officially …   Financial and business terms

  • dismiss — 1 Dismiss, discharge, cashier, drop, sack, fire, bounce are comparable when they mean to let go from one s employ or service. Dismiss basically denotes a giving permission to go {he dismissed the assembly Acts 19:41} {dismissed the night watchers …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Dismiss — Dis*miss , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dismissed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dismissing}.] [L. dis + missus, p. p. of mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. d[ e]mettre. See {Demise}, and cf. {Dimit}.] 1. To send away; to give leave of departure; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dismiss — [dis mis′] vt. [ME dismissen < ML dismissus, pp. of dismittere, for L dimittere, to send away < dis , from + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to send away; cause or allow to leave 2. to remove or discharge from a duty, office, position, or …   English World dictionary

  • Dismiss — Dis*miss , n. Dismission. [Obs.] Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dismiss — early 15c., from L. dimissus, pp. of dimittere send away, send different ways; break up, discharge; renounce, abandon, from dis apart, away (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + mittere send, let go (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Prefix altered by analogy with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dismiss — ► VERB 1) order or allow to leave; send away. 2) discharge from employment. 3) regard as unworthy of consideration. 4) Law refuse further hearing to (a case). 5) Cricket end the innings of (a batsman or side). DERIVATIVES dismissal noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dismiss — v. 1) to dismiss curtly, summarily; lightly 2) (D; tr.) to dismiss as (he was dismissed as incompetent) 3) (D; tr.) to dismiss for (I was dismissed for being late) 4) (D; tr.) to dismiss from (he was dismissed from his job) 5) (misc.) (BE;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • dismiss */*/ — UK [dɪsˈmɪs] / US verb [transitive] Word forms dismiss : present tense I/you/we/they dismiss he/she/it dismisses present participle dismissing past tense dismissed past participle dismissed 1) to refuse to accept that something might be true or… …   English dictionary

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