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dismiss

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verb dis·miss \dis-ˈmis\

Simple Definition of dismiss

  • : to decide not to think about or consider (something or someone)

  • : to send (someone) away : to cause or allow (someone) to leave

  • : to officially make (someone) leave a job : to end the employment or service of (someone)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dismiss

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to permit or cause to leave <dismissed the visitors>

  3. 2 :  to remove from position or service :  discharge <dismissed the thievish servant>

  4. 3 a :  to reject serious consideration of <dismissed the thought> b :  to put out of judicial consideration <dismissed all charges>

dismission play \-ˈmi-shən\ noun
dismissive play \-ˈmi-siv\ adjective
dismissively adverb

Examples of dismiss in a sentence

  1. I don't think we should dismiss the matter lightly.

  2. The students were dismissed early because of the snowstorm.

  3. Several employees were recently dismissed.



Origin of dismiss

Middle English, modification of Latin dimissus, past participle of dimittere, from dis- + mittere to send


First Known Use: 15th century


DISMISS Defined for Kids

dismiss

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verb dis·miss \dis-ˈmis\

Definition of dismiss for Students

dismisseddismissing

  1. 1 :  to allow or cause to leave <dismiss a class>

  2. 2 :  to remove from a job or position <She dismissed her assistant.>

  3. 3 :  to decide not to think about <He dismissed the criticism.>




Law Dictionary

dismiss

transitive verb dis·miss

Legal Definition of dismiss

  1. 1 :  to remove from position or service <dismissed the employee>

  2. 2 :  to bring about or order the dismissal of (an action) <the suit was dismissed>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to bring about or order a dismissal <the plaintiff moved to dismiss>





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