dismiss


dismiss

verb

Definition of DISMISS

1
to let go from office, service, or employment <the secretary was dismissed after it was discovered that she was stealing office supplies>
Related Words downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separate
Phrases send packing, show (one) the door
Antonyms employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up or on), take on
2
to drive or force out <the sick boy's nurse dismissed the visitors so he could get some rest>
Synonyms banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn out

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