dismiss

  • 1 dismiss — dis·miss vt 1: to remove from position or service dismiss ed the employee 2: to bring about or order the dismissal of (an action) the suit was dismiss ed vi: to bring about or order a dismissal the pla …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 dismiss — dis‧miss [dɪsˈmɪs] verb [transitive] 1. HUMAN RESOURCES to remove someone from their job, usually because they have done something wrong: • He was dismissed from his job at a bank for repeatedly turning up to work late. 2. LAW to state officially …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 dismiss — 1 Dismiss, discharge, cashier, drop, sack, fire, bounce are comparable when they mean to let go from one s employ or service. Dismiss basically denotes a giving permission to go {he dismissed the assembly Acts 19:41} {dismissed the night watchers …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 Dismiss — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 dismiss — [v1] send away, remove; free abolish, banish, boot*, brush off*, bundle, cast off*, cast out*, chase, chuck, clear, decline, deport, detach, disband, discard, dispatch, dispense with, disperse, dispose of, dissolve, divorce, do without, drive out …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 dismiss — [dis mis′] vt. [ME dismissen < ML dismissus, pp. of dismittere, for L dimittere, to send away < dis , from + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to send away; cause or allow to leave 2. to remove or discharge from a duty, office, position, or …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Dismiss — Dis*miss , n. Dismission. [Obs.] Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 dismiss — early 15c., from L. dimissus, pp. of dimittere send away, send different ways; break up, discharge; renounce, abandon, from dis apart, away (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + mittere send, let go (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Prefix altered by analogy with… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 dismiss — ► VERB 1) order or allow to leave; send away. 2) discharge from employment. 3) regard as unworthy of consideration. 4) Law refuse further hearing to (a case). 5) Cricket end the innings of (a batsman or side). DERIVATIVES dismissal noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 dismiss — v. 1) to dismiss curtly, summarily; lightly 2) (D; tr.) to dismiss as (he was dismissed as incompetent) 3) (D; tr.) to dismiss for (I was dismissed for being late) 4) (D; tr.) to dismiss from (he was dismissed from his job) 5) (misc.) (BE;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 dismiss */*/ — UK [dɪsˈmɪs] / US verb [transitive] Word forms dismiss : present tense I/you/we/they dismiss he/she/it dismisses present participle dismissing past tense dismissed past participle dismissed 1) to refuse to accept that something might be true or… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 dismiss — /dIs mIs/ verb (T) 1 IDEA to refuse to consider someone s idea, opinion etc, without thinking carefully about it: dismiss sth as: He just laughed and dismissed my suggestion as unrealistic. | dismiss sth out of hand (=dismiss something… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 dismiss — verb 1 decide sth is not important ADVERB ▪ quickly ▪ immediately, out of hand, summarily ▪ He dismissed her suggestion out of hand. ▪ blithely …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 dismiss — dis|miss [ dıs mıs ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to refuse to accept that something might be true or important: The senator dismissed claims that he had accepted bribes. We should not dismiss these ideas just because they are unfamiliar. dismiss… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 dismiss — [[t]dɪ̱smɪ̱s[/t]] ♦♦♦ dismisses, dismissing, dismissed 1) VERB If you dismiss something, you decide or say that it is not important enough for you to think about or consider. [V n as n] Mr Wakeham dismissed the reports as speculation... [V n] I… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 dismiss — 01. Class had to be [dismissed] a half hour early because the teacher became ill. 02. Mr. Jones [dismissal] from the company was due to his frequent absences, and his lack of hard work. 03. The judge [dismissed] the charges, saying there was… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 dismiss — dis|miss W3 [dısˈmıs] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: dimissus, past participle of dimittere to send away ] 1.) to refuse to consider someone s idea, opinion etc, because you think it is not serious, true, or important ▪ The government… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 dismiss — [15] Ultimately, dismiss and demise [16] are the same word: both come from Old French desmis or demis ‘sent away’. These in turn came from dismissus, the medieval descendant of Latin dīmissus, which was the past participle of dīmittere, a… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 dismiss — dis•miss [[t]dɪsˈmɪs[/t]] v. t. 1) to direct or allow to leave: dismissed the class[/ex] 2) to discharge from service: to dismiss an employee[/ex] 3) to discard or reject; put aside from consideration: to dismiss a story as rumor[/ex] 4) law to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 dismiss — [15] Ultimately, dismiss and demise [16] are the same word: both come from Old French desmis or demis ‘sent away’. These in turn came from dismissus, the medieval descendant of Latin dīmissus, which was the past participle of dīmittere, a… …

    Word origins


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