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dismiss

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dismiss

  1. 1 to let go from office, service, or employment the secretary was dismissed after it was discovered that she was stealing office supplies Synonyms of dismiss ax (or axe), bounce, can, cashier, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate, turn off Words Related to dismiss 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 Near Antonyms of dismiss keep; reemploy, rehire; contract, subcontract; recruit Antonyms of dismiss employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up or on), take on

  2. 2 to drive or force out the sick boy's nurse dismissed the visitors so he could get some rest Synonyms of dismiss banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, eject, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn outWords Related to dismiss deforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax (or axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminateNear Antonyms of dismiss accept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter

  3. 3 to express scornfully one's low opinion of critics dismissed his music as mere noise Synonyms of dismiss bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, diminish, dis (also diss) [slang], discount, decry, disparage, kiss off, minimize, play down, poor-mouth, put down, run down, talk down, trash, trash-talk, vilipend, write offWords Related to dismiss discommend; abuse, scold; disapprove (of), dislike; censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, reprehend, reprobate; asperse, defame, malign, rip, slander, slur, traduce, vilify; discredit, disgraceNear Antonyms of dismiss approve, countenance, endorse (also indorse), favor, recommend, sanction; commend, compliment, eulogizeAntonyms of dismiss acclaim, applaud, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise



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