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Dismiss meaning

dismiss - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. declare void; " The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"
  2. 2. end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave; " I was dismissed after I gave my report"
  3. 3. To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.
  4. 4. To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.
  5. 5. To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.
  6. 6. Dismission.
  7. 7. Dismissal, dismission.
  8. 8. To send away; discard; discharge.

dismiss - examples of usage

  1. The impression was so intense that he could not dismiss it, nor even think whether he had seen her or merely imagined her. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. So perhaps, Peggy dear, we might dismiss- well- other considerations, and just discuss this." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. How almost easy to say to himself, " that was Harrisson," and then to add, " whoever he was," and dismiss him. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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