Dismiss definition

dĭs-mĭs
To send away; cause or allow to leave.
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To put out of one's mind.

To dismiss one's fears.

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(law) To discontinue or reject (a claim or action)
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To end the employment or service of; discharge.
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To remove or discharge from a duty, office, position, or employment.
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To dismiss is defined as to send someone away, or to disregard an idea or treat something as unworthy of consideration.

When you fire an employee, this is an example of a situation where you dismiss the employee.

When you let your maid know she can leave for the day, this is an example of a situation where you dismiss the maid.

When you disregard a suggestion offhand without even considering it, this is an example of a situation where you dismiss the suggestion.

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(law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
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To refuse to accept or recognize; reject.

Dismissed the claim as highly improbable.

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The court dismissed the case.

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To remove from consideration or reject as lacking in importance or value.

To dismiss our suggestions as irrelevant.

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To direct or allow to leave.

Dismissed troops after the inspection; dismissed the student after reprimanding him.

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To stop considering; rid one's mind of; dispel.

Dismissed all thoughts of running for office.

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To eject (a player or coach) for the remainder of a game.
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To put out (a batter) in cricket.
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​ To discharge; to end the employment or service of.

The company dismissed me after less than a year.

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To order to leave.

The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.

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To dispel; to rid one's mind of.

He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.

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(cricket) To get a batsman out.

He was dismissed for 99 runs.

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(soccer) To give someone a red card; to send off.
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Origin of dismiss

  • Middle English dismissen from Medieval Latin dismittere dismiss- variant of Latin dīmittere dī-, dis- apart dis– mittere to send

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition