What does dismiss mean?

Definitions for dismiss
dɪsˈmɪsdis·miss

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dismiss.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignoreverb

    bar from attention or consideration

    "She dismissed his advances"

  2. dismiss, throw outverb

    cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration

    "This case is dismissed!"

  3. dismiss, send packing, send away, dropverb

    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, terminateverb

    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 outverb

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

    "I was dismissed after I gave my report"

  6. dissolve, dismissverb

    declare void

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

Wiktionary

  1. dismissverb

    To discharge; to end the employment or service of.

    The company dismissed me after less than a year.

  2. dismissverb

    To order to leave.

    The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.

  3. dismissverb

    To dispel; to rid one's mind of.

    He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.

  4. dismissverb

    To reject; to refuse to accept

    The court dismissed the case.

  5. dismissverb

    To get a batsman out.

    He was dismissed for 99 runs.

  6. dismissverb

    To give someone a red card; to send off

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dismissverb

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

    Etymology: [L. dis- + missus, p. p. of mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. dmettre. See Demise, and cf. Dimit.]

  2. Dismissverb

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

    Etymology: [L. dis- + missus, p. p. of mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. dmettre. See Demise, and cf. Dimit.]

  3. Dismissverb

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

    Etymology: [L. dis- + missus, p. p. of mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. dmettre. See Demise, and cf. Dimit.]

  4. Dismissnoun

    dismission

    Etymology: [L. dis- + missus, p. p. of mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. dmettre. See Demise, and cf. Dimit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dismiss

    dis-mis′, v.t. to send away: to despatch: to discard: to remove from office or employment: (law) to reject, to put out of court, to discharge.—ns. Dismiss′al, Dismis′sion.—adjs. Dismiss′ive, Dismiss′ory. [L. dis, away, mittĕre, missum, to send.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dismiss

    Pipe down the people. To dismiss a drill from parade is to break the ranks.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dismiss

    To discard, or deprive an officer of his commission or warrant. See Appendix, Articles or War.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismiss in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismiss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dismiss in a Sentence

  1. Julie Johnson:

    We heard from parents who were frustrated with the negative narrative around online learning because that hadn't been their experience, those generalizations dismiss what has worked for so many families --- and that population does matter.

  2. Patricia Davidson:

    It's a real indictment that this issue of gender disparity is prevalent in nursing where it's predominantly female, in Wall Street or Silicon Valley people can dismiss it because it's a culture that's not known to be accommodating – a male-dominated work environment where it's stacked against them – but when you see this inequity in nursing it speaks to a larger problem.

  3. unknown:

    Truth can not be manipulated in the slightest. It is the perception of truth that is pliable. To dismiss truth as a fairy tale is the endeavor of the fool.

  4. Stephen Roberts:

    I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.

  5. Jim Clyburn:

    We run the risk of creating an elite society, we’ve got to recognize that people come from all walks of life, and we ought not dismiss anyone because of that.

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Translations for dismiss

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  • طردArabic
  • уволнявам, отхвърлям, отпращамBulgarian
  • acomiadar, destituir, rebutjar, despedirCatalan, Valencian
  • propustitCzech
  • einstellen, abweisen, entlassenGerman
  • despedir, rechazar, echar, disiparSpanish
  • sanoa irti, erottaa, ajaa pois, unohtaa, irtisanoa, hylätä, [[antaa]] [[punainen kortti]], tyrmätä, häätääFinnish
  • licencier, démettre, rompez, limoger, renvoyer, retirer, rejeterFrench
  • cuir à dreuchdScottish Gaelic
  • congedare, rigettare, archiviare, in libertà, licenziare, respingere, rompere le righe, mandar via, scacciare, mandare via, dimettereItalian
  • 解雇Japanese
  • whakahoeMāori
  • халахMongolian
  • ବରଖାସ୍ତOriya
  • demitir, rejeitar, dispensarPortuguese
  • a concedia, a destitui, alunga, a revoca (din funcție), a demiteRomanian
  • отпускать, уволить, увольнятьRussian
  • sparka, avfärda, avskeda, upplösa, avvisa, skingra, entlediga, få rött kortSwedish

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