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Meaning of DISMISS

Pronunciation:  dis'mis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances"
  2. [v]  cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration; "This case is dismissed!"
  3. [v]  end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave
  4. [v]  terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
  5. [v]  stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
 

DISMISS is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: brush aside, brush off, can, discount, disregard, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, ignore, push aside, sack, send away, terminate, throw out, usher out
 
 Antonyms: employ, engage, hire
 
 See Also: clean out, cold-shoulder, discredit, dismiss, disoblige, drop, flout, furlough, laugh away, laugh off, lay off, pass off, pension off, reject, remove, retire, say farewell, scoff, send packing, slight, squeeze out, turn a blind eye

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis*miss"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dismissed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Dismissing}.] [L. dis- + missus, p. p. of mittere to
    send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. d['e]mettre. See
    {Demise}, and cf. {Dimit}.]
    1. To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or
       permit to go; to put away.
    
             He dismissed the assembly.            --Acts xix.
                                                   41.
    
             Dismiss their cares when they dismiss their flock.
                                                   --Cowper.
    
             Though he soon dismissed himself from state affairs.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    2. To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service,
       or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the
       matter dismisses his servant.
    
    3. To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or
       regard, as a petition or motion in court.
    
    
  2. \Dis*miss"\, n.
    Dismission. [Obs.] --Sir T. Herbert.
    
    
 
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