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dismiss

dis·miss

dismiss

 
pronunciation:
dihs mIs
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dismissed, dismisses, dismissing
definition 1: to send away or allow to go away.
The judge dismissed the witness.The instructor dismissed the class early.
synonyms:
release
antonyms:
assemble
similar words:
banish, discharge, dispel, disperse, dissolve, excuse, expel, free, oust, reject
definition 2: to fire or discharge from a job.
He'd been involved in the scandal and was subsequently dismissed from his government post.
synonyms:
discharge, fire, lay off
antonyms:
employ, engage, hire
similar words:
can, cashier, remove, retire, sack, terminate
definition 3: to reject as a matter of consideration.
The school board quickly dismissed the idea of having Saturday classes.The police dismissed his testimony as it was obvious that he was lying.
synonyms:
reject, write off
antonyms:
entertain
similar words:
disbelieve, discard, disregard
definition 4: in law, to cancel (a charge or a case), as for lack of evidence.
The case was dismissed as there was not enough evidence that a crime had been committed.He was arrested but, luckily for him, the charges were dismissed.
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