Dismiss meaning

dĭs-mĭs
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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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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To order to leave.

The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.

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To end the employment or service of; discharge.
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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 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 remove or discharge from a duty, office, position, or employment.
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To discontinue or reject (a claim or action)
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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 dispel; to rid one's mind of.

He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.

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The court dismissed the case.

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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