AskDefine | Define dismiss

Dictionary Definition



1 bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances" [syn: disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore]
2 cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration; "This case is dismissed!" [syn: throw out]
3 stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock" [syn: send packing, send away, drop]
4 terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers" [syn: fire, give notice, can, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate] [ant: hire]
5 end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave; "I was dismissed after I gave my report" [syn: usher out]
6 declare void; "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections" [syn: dissolve]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To discharge; to end the employment or service of.
    The company dismissed me after less than a year.
  2. To order to leave.
    The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.
  3. To dispel; to rid one's mind of.
    He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.
  4. To reject; to refuse to accept
    The court dismissed the case.
  5. To get a batsman out.
    He was dismissed for 99 runs.


To discharge
To order to leave
To dispel
To reject
(cricket) To get a batsman out
  • Vietnamese:
- Giải tán (đám đông, quân đội) - Cho đi - Đuổi ra, thải hồi, sa thải (nhân viên, người làm...) - Gạt bỏ, xua đuổi, xua đi (ý nghĩ) - Bàn luận qua loa, nêu lên qua loa (một vấn đề, cốt để bỏ qua) - (Thể thao) đánh đi (quả bóng cricket) - (Pháp lý) bỏ không xét (một vụ), bác (đơn)

Extensive Definition

Dismissal may refer to:
Related words, such as "dismissed" could mean:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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