[ US /dɪsˈmɪs/ ]
[ UK /dɪsmˈɪs/ ]
  1. end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave
    I was dismissed after I gave my report
  2. stop associating with
    They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock
  3. declare void
    The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections
  4. bar from attention or consideration
    She dismissed his advances
  5. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    The company terminated 25% of its workers
    The boss fired his secretary today
  6. cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration
    This case is dismissed!
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How To Use dismiss In A Sentence

  • Beard is rather dismissive of their optical sophistication, shown in the curvature of the stylobate and in the entasis of the columns — the slight outward swelling of a column designed to counter the optical illusion of concavity, were the columns 'sides to be perfectly straight. Looking for the Lost Greeks
  • McCarthy remains dismissive of the allegations and defensive of the former sergeant, saying he was "brutalized" by his colleagues, in particular, by a few senior officers "exerting locker room peer pressure" in the department ranks. MPNnow Home RSS
  • The protest was held in opposition to government plans to dismiss 25,000 state employees in order to reduce fiscal spending by 42 percent.
  • The ICR would have the authority to annul laws or dismiss public officials to uphold the Kosovo settlement.
  • They dismiss concerns that some of the Africans who flocked to Libya under Mr. Gadhafi's policy of pan-Africanism might be subject to retribution.
  • The Chinese authorities remain acutely aware of Ai's complex and innovative heresy and in China, an "edgy" artist has to face greater challenges than mockery or dismissive critics. Ai Weiwei: The rebel who has suffered for his art
  • Even where, for example in an unfair dismissal case, the employment tribunal makes an order that the employee be re-employed by the employer in one way or another, if the employer fails to do so there is no contempt of court.
  • He had a good scientific understanding and quickly dismissed the beast.
  • Schlachter was quick to dismiss being labeled a "malcontent". Toledo Newspaper
  • He'd probably dismissed her altogether by now as fickle, shallow and all too easily swayed by other people.
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