Definitions for dismissdɪsˈmɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to direct or allow to leave:

    dismissed the class.

  2. to discharge from service:

    to dismiss an employee.

  3. to discard or reject; put aside from consideration:

    to dismiss a story as rumor.

  4. to remove from a court's consideration:

    to dismiss all charges.

    Category: Law

* Syn: See release.

Origin of dismiss:

1400–50; < ML dismissus, for L dīmissus, ptp. of dīmittere to send away =dī-di -2+mittere to send


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore(verb)

    bar from attention or consideration

    "She dismissed his advances"

  2. dismiss, throw out(verb)

    cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration

    "This case is dismissed!"

  3. dismiss, send packing, send away, drop(verb)

    stop associating with

    "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

  4. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate(verb)

    terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

    "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

  5. dismiss, usher out(verb)

    end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave

    "I was dismissed after I gave my report"

  6. dissolve, dismiss(verb)

    declare void

    "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dismiss(verb)ɪsˈmɪs

    to refuse to accept or think about an opinion or idea; = reject

    She dismissed the information as gossip.

  2. dismissɪsˈmɪs

    ≠ retain

    They dismissed him for stealing.

  3. dismissɪsˈmɪs

    to allow sb to leave a place

    The teachers dismissed their classes.


  1. dismiss(Verb)

    To discharge; to end the employment or service of.

    The company dismissed me after less than a year.

  2. dismiss(Verb)

    To order to leave.

    The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.

  3. dismiss(Verb)

    To dispel; to rid one's mind of.

    He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.

  4. dismiss(Verb)

    To reject; to refuse to accept

    The court dismissed the case.

  5. dismiss(Verb)

    To get a batsman out.

    He was dismissed for 99 runs.

  6. dismiss(Verb)

    To give someone a red card; to send off

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dismiss(verb)

    to send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away

  2. Dismiss(verb)

    to discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant

  3. Dismiss(verb)

    to lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court

  4. Dismiss(noun)


British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dismiss' in Verbs Frequency: #450

Translations for dismiss

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to send or put away

She dismissed him with a wave of the hand; Dismiss the idea from your mind!

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