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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DISMISSverb

    Etymology: dimissus, Latin.

    We commit thee thither,
    Until his army be dismiss’d from him. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    He dismissed the assembly. Acts xix. 41.

    If our young Iülus be no more,
    Dismiss our navy from your friendly shore. John Dryden, Virg. Æn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dismissverb

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

  2. Dismissverb

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

  3. Dismissverb

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

  4. Dismissnoun

    dismission

  5. 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. 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. Darrell Issa:

    The Justice Department's decision to close the IRS targeting investigation without a single charge or prosecution is a low point of accountability in an administration that is better known for punishing whistleblowers than the abuse and misconduct they expose, after stating that their investigation confirms that tea party and conservative groups were improperly targeted, they dismiss it merely as a byproduct of gross mismanagement and incompetence -- ignoring volumes of evidence in the public record and efforts to obstruct legitimate inquires.

  3. Jeffrey McCall:

    That includes admitting errors of fact and errors in decision-making. News credibility is in deep decline and that is partly because news organizations can't bring themselves to honestly explain to the public when they have made mistakes.Further, when mistakes are acknowledged, they should get sufficient space and placement that readers can actually see them, the Hunter Biden laptop story is important on several levels.First, the story was ignored by most establishment media when it first broke, and what little coverage it received was largely to dismiss or debunk the scoop of the New York Post.The journalism of omission in this case was totally glaring in that the establishment media were clearly trying to protect the Biden family as the 2020 election was winding down.

  4. Ben Brafman:

    I hope to find 12 people in Manhattan who may have heard a lot of the allegations against Mr. Harvey Weinstein.The judge but will give the court their sworn assurances that they will decide this case based on the evidence that comes into the courtroom and not on what they made have read, or what they may have heard, i think part of what we're trying to suggest in these motions to dismiss is that contrary to what people may have read and may have heard, there is another side here.

  5. Mustapa Mohamad:

    I do not want to dismiss them or discount them, i've never taken them lightly because in the villages ... PAS is a religion. For them, PAS is the only Muslim party.

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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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    formal separation from an alliance or federation
    • A. wavering
    • B. secession
    • C. dint
    • D. brasserie

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