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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  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. Stephen Breyer:

    It might be tempting to dismiss B. L.’s words as unworthy of the robust First Amendment protections discussed herein, but sometimes it is necessary to protect the superfluous in order to preserve the necessary.

  2. Martin McKee:

    Some people will dismiss our analysis as 'Project Fear'. But with just over a month to go to Brexit ... it just isn't good enough to keep saying that 'something will work out' without any details of exactly how.

  3. Don McGahn:

    > Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump denied again Friday President Donald Trump had instructed President Donald Trump former White House counsel to fire Robert Mueller, contradicting the redacted report Robert Mueller released last week and furthering a battle with Democrats over whether Don McGahn, Don McGahn, should testify before Congress.It comes as Trump scales up Don McGahn attacks on Robert Mueller and the report Don McGahn produced -- broadsides and claims that some view as damaging to an overall legal strategy of asserting executive privilege to prevent key aides from appearing before Congress.Some West Wing officials have conceded that the President's tweets disputing McGahn's account are not helpful to their case, and fear it could make it more difficult to assert privilege over a conversation that Trump denies occurred. Mueller's report portrays The President as consumed by the Russia probe and intent on short-circuiting it. Those portrayals have led Democrats on Capitol Hill to issue their own requests for some of the report's key players, including Don McGahn. But White House has dug in, refusing to cooperate with the requests and disallowing some aides from appearing before congressional panels.Trump at war with Democrats : Were fighting all the subpoenasIn the case of Don McGahn, lawmakers are keen to know what specifically Trump asked in his conversations about the special counsel. In his report, Robert Mueller wrote Trump read MoreBut Trump has long disputed that, including to Don McGahn Don McGahn in an episode recounted in detail in the Mueller report. Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn, Trump insisted he would have been within his rights to dismiss Robert Mueller, but that history told him to hold off.

  4. Gianni Infantino:

    We are following a democratic process, if we don’t act we are criticized and if we do act we are criticized, but we should also be criticized if we act in the wrong way. Do we wait one year for Congress to dismiss committee members who should be changed ?

  5. Walter Landor:

    My thoughts are my company I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.

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  • طردArabic
  • отпращам, уволнявам, отхвърлямBulgarian
  • despedir, rebutjar, acomiadar, destituirCatalan, Valencian
  • propustitCzech
  • einstellen, entlassen, abweisenGerman
  • rechazar, disipar, echar, despedirSpanish
  • hylätä, tyrmätä, sanoa irti, ajaa pois, erottaa, irtisanoa, [[antaa]] [[punainen kortti]], häätää, unohtaaFinnish
  • retirer, renvoyer, démettre, rejeter, licencier, rompez, limogerFrench
  • cuir à dreuchdScottish Gaelic
  • licenziare, dimettere, scacciare, mandar via, rompere le righe, respingere, in libertà, archiviare, rigettare, congedare, mandare viaItalian
  • 解雇Japanese
  • whakahoeMāori
  • халахMongolian
  • ବରଖାସ୍ତOriya
  • demitir, dispensar, rejeitarPortuguese
  • a demite, a revoca (din funcție), a destitui, a concedia, alungaRomanian
  • отпускать, увольнять, уволитьRussian
  • avfärda, avskeda, upplösa, entlediga, få rött kort, skingra, avvisa, sparkaSwedish

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