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, 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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

  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

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

  3. Dismiss(verb)

    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. Dismiss(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say dismiss in sign language?

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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. Milwaukee Alderman Robert G. Donovan:

    It would be easy enough to dismiss ill-written, juvenile nonsense like this were it not for his role in teaching our city's young people, he is supposed to be an example of the inclusive, tolerant, and respectful spirit of Milwaukee Public Schools. He is clearly nothing of the sort. And he did not make his remarks in private. He made them on one of the most public of platforms where any of his students could easily have seen them.

  2. John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society (1958):

    People are the common denominator of progress. So... no improvement is possible with unimproved people, and advance is certain when people are liberated and educated. It would be wrong to dismiss the importance of roads, railroads, power plants, mills, and the other familiar furniture of economic development.... But we are coming to realize... that there is a certain sterility in economic monuments that stand alone in a sea of illiteracy. Conquest of illiteracy comes first.

  3. Josh Hawley:

    I am familiar with the resolution as it stood a day or two ago, my understanding is that the resolution will give the presidents team the option to either move to judgment or to move to dismiss at a meaningful time.

  4. Brad Parscale:

    Although Matt Bevin has not outlined Matt Bevin next steps, Kentucky law provides for a variety of possiblechallenges -- including a recount, a recanvass, or a legal challenge to the election based on irregularities. There is no automatic recount process under Kentucky law. TRUMP CALLS ON ANGRY MAJORITY TO BOOST Matt Bevin, IN NOD TO REAGANS MORAL MAJORITY AND NIXONS SILENT MAJORITY Regardless of the final outcome, the razor-thin margin in the race did not come as a surprise Republicans. Although President Trump carried deep-red Kentucky by 30 points in the 2016 presidential election, Matt Bevin has long beenunusually unpopular for a Republican in the state, owing in part to President Trump numerous spats with striking public school teachers and President Trump plan to address a growing pension crisis. Kentucky Governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, right, shakes hands with a poll worker after casting Kentucky Governor ballot in the state's general election in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. ( AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) Bevinsignificantly underperformedthe rest of the The GOP ticket on the ballot in Kentucky on Tuesday, as Republican Daniel Cameron handily won hisrace to become the states next attorney general. Cameronmade history as thefirst African-American to be electedKentucky Attorney Generaland the first Republican to hold the post in more than 70 years. DEMS SWEEP VIRGINIA STATE HOUSE, SENATE ELECTIONS, CAPPING STATES DRAMATIC LEFTWARD SHIFT In a major indicatorthat Bevin isunpopular among Kentuckians, Republican Daniel Cameron received 774,864 votes in his 15-percentage-point win -- while Matt Bevin garnered only approximately 700,000 votes for Matt Bevin marquee gubernatorial bid. It is highly unusual for down-ballot races to attract more voter interest than gubernatorial contests. Republican Daniel Cameron was elected the state's first-ever black Attorney General on Tuesday. ( AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) Meanwhile, Republican attorney and former elections board member Michael Adams was easily elected as Kentuckys next secretary of state, andRepublican Mike Harmon wasre-elected as Kentucky auditor. Additionally, Republican Ryan Quarles was re-elected as Kentucky commissioner of agriculture, and The GOP incumbent Allison Ball won a second term as Kentuckys treasurer. Those results -- and Bevins unique vulnerabilities -- led Kentucky Republicans to dismiss claims that the gubernatorial race had any meaningfulnational implications. President Trumps rally helped five of six Kentucky Republicans win clear statewide victories, including Attorney General-elect Republican Daniel Cameron, who will be the first black A.G. in Kentucky history and the first Republican to hold the office since 1948, the President just about dragged Gov. Matt Bevin across the finish line, helping him run stronger than expected in what turned into a very close race at the end. A final outcome remains to be seen. However, in what could be a worrying sign for Republicans in the long term, Matt Bevin underperformed inNorthern Kentucky, typically a The GOP stronghold, and among suburban voters in several counties outside of Cincinnati. Apparently aware of his problems with voters, Matt Bevin had remarkedin February.

  5. Alex Vatanka:

    We can dismiss these fears, call them baseless, but the U.S. cannot afford to ignore them, the Saudis are in Yemen today because they sense they are on their own and that the U.S. does not care about their threat perceptions.

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Translations for dismiss

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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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