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dismiss

verb

1 dismiss

Bar from attention or consideration:
— She dismissed his advances.

synonyms: brush aside, brush off, discount, disregard, ignore, push aside.

Dutch: afwimpelen, ignoreren, negeren, opzijzetten, wegcijferen



2 dismiss

Cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration:
— This case is dismissed!.

synonym: throw out.

3 dismiss

Stop associating with.

synonyms: drop, send away, send packing.

Roget 750: liberate, free; set free, set clear, set at liberty; render free, emancipate, release; enfranchise, affranchise; manumit; enlarge; disband, ... show more

Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang].    visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more

Roget 782: relinquish, give up, surrender, yield, cede; let go, let slip; spare, drop, resign, forego, renounce, abandon, expropriate, ... show more

Roget 678: not use; do without, dispense with, let alone, not touch, forbear, abstain, spare, waive, neglect; keep back, reserve.    lay up, lay by, ... show more

Roget 539: learn; acquire knowledge, gain knowledge, receive knowledge, take in knowledge, drink in knowledge, imbibe knowledge, pick up knowledge, gather knowledge, get knowledge, obtain knowledge, collect knowledge, glean knowledge, glean information, ... show more

Roget 764: refuse, reject, deny, decline, turn down; nill, negative; refuse one's assent, withhold one's assent; shake the head; close the hand, close the purse; grudge, begrudge, ... show more

4 dismiss

Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position.

synonyms: can, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate.

Roget 756: abrogate, annul, cancel; destroy etc. 162; abolish; revoke, repeal, rescind, reverse, retract, recall; abolitionize; ... show more

Dutch: ontslaan, wippen

5 dismiss

End one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave:
— I was dismissed after I gave my report.

synonym: usher out.

6 dismiss

Declare void.

synonym: dissolve.


Moby thesaurus: abandon, abjure, absolve, acquit, amnesty, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, ax, banish, beat back, belittle, boot, boot out, bounce, bow out, break, break up, brush aside, brush off ... show more.

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