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.
To dismiss one's fears.
To dismiss our suggestions as irrelevant.
Dismissed troops after the inspection; dismissed the student after reprimanding him.
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