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dismiss

dis·miss

dismiss

 
 
pronunciation:
dihs mIs
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dismissed, dismisses, dismissing
definition 1: to send away or allow to go away.
You must stay in your seats until the teacher dismisses class.
synonyms:
release
antonyms:
assemble
similar words:
banish, discharge, dispel, disperse, dissolve, excuse, expel, free, oust, reject
definition 2: to remove from a job; fire.
The company dismissed twenty workers.
synonyms:
discharge, fire
antonyms:
employ, engage, hire
similar words:
can, remove, sack
definition 3: to reject as not worth considering.
I wish she would not always dismiss my worries.He dismissed the idea that fish could walk.
antonyms:
entertain
similar words:
discard, disregard
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