Definition of Dismiss

1. Verb. Bar from attention or consideration. "She dismissed his advances"

2. Verb. Cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration. "This case is dismissed!"
Exact synonyms: Throw Out
Derivative terms: Dismissal

3. Verb. Stop associating with. "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

4. Verb. Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position. "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

5. Verb. End one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave. "I was dismissed after I gave my report"
Exact synonyms: Usher Out
Generic synonyms: Say Farewell
Derivative terms: Dismissal, Dismissive

6. Verb. Declare void. "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"
Exact synonyms: Dissolve
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Related verbs: Break Up, Dissolve

Definition of Dismiss

1. v. t. To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.

2. n. Dismission.

Definition of Dismiss

1. Verb. To discharge; to end the employment or service of. ¹

2. Verb. To order to leave. ¹

3. Verb. To dispel; to rid one's mind of. ¹

4. Verb. To reject; to refuse to accept ¹

5. Verb. (cricket) To get a batsman out. ¹

6. Verb. (soccer) To give someone a red card; to send off ¹

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Definition of Dismiss

1. to permit or cause to leave [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dismiss

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Literary usage of Dismiss

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"On motion to dismiss. The history and facts of the ease sufficiently appear ... This is a motion to dismiss the case for want of jurisdiction. and interest. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"Subsequently on May 15, 1918, the defendants, through their counsel, filed a motion to vacate the order allowing the plaintiffs to dismiss their case, and, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1827)
"Order to dismiss the Bill for want of prosecution cannot be had, ... Upon the 16th of January, 1808, notice (48) of a motion to dismiss the Bill for want of ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"... but will dismiss the appeal. And such a fact, when not appearing on the record, may be proved by extrinsic evidence. Lord v. Veazie, 40 US (8 How. ..."

5. Montgomery's Manual of Federal Procedure, Practice and Forms by Charles Carroll Montgomery (1918)
"To dismiss it on motion would be unwarranted, unless from the answers to the ... Illustration of Motion to dismiss. "Defendant has moved the court to ..."

6. Journal of Theological Studies (1901)
"337 there is an exceedingly clever list of reasons given him for dismissing the case : ' I am to dismiss the case because the complainants are unworthy of ..."

7. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy Under the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898 by William Miller Collier, William Horace Hotchkiss, Frank Bixby Gilbert, Fred Eugene Rosbrook (1921)
"Who May File and dismiss Petitions.—я Any qualified person may file a petition to be adjudged a voluntary bankrupt. b Three or more creditors who have ..."

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