1. [ verb ] bar from attention or consideration
Synonyms: ignore discount brush_aside disregard push_aside brush_off

"She dismissed his advances"

Related terms: reject neglect scoff shrug_off pass_off laugh_off discredit cold-shoulder turn_a_blind_eye disoblige brush-off
2. [ verb ] cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration
Synonyms: throw_out

: "This case is dismissed!"

Related terms: judgment_of_dismissal
3. [ verb ] (work) stop associating with
Synonyms: send_away drop send_packing

"They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

Related terms: fire drop
4. [ verb ] (work) terminate the employment of
Synonyms: fire can terminate send_away give_the_axe force_out sack give_the_sack give_notice

"The boss fired his secretary today" "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

Related terms: hire remove retire squeeze_out furlough pension_off drive_out dismissal
5. [ verb ] declare void
Synonyms: dissolve

"The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"

Related terms: change break_up
6. [ verb ] end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave
Synonyms: usher_out

"I was dismissed after I gave my report"

Related terms: say_farewell dismissal
Similar spelling:   dismissed