- to direct (an assembly of persons) to disperse or go: I dismissed the class early.
- to bid or allow (a person) to go; give permission or a request to depart.
- to discharge or remove, as from office or service: to dismiss an employee.
- to discard or reject: to dismiss a suitor.
- to put off or away, especially from consideration; put aside; reject: She dismissed the story as mere rumor.
- to have done with (a subject) after summary treatment: After a perfunctory discussion, he dismissed the idea.
- Law. to put out of court, as a complaint or appeal.
Origin of dismiss
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Examples from the Web for dismissible
This would be dismissible, but it actually had an insidious impact.Bob Woodward and the Rules of Washington Morality
March 3, 2013
- to remove or discharge from employment or service
- to send away or allow to go or disperse
- to dispel from one's mind; discard; reject
- to cease to consider (a subject)they dismissed the problem
- to decline further hearing to (a claim or action)the judge dismissed the case
- cricket to bowl out (a side) for a particular number of runs
- military an order to end an activity or give permission to disperse
Word Origin and History for dismissible
early 15c., from Latin dimissus, past participle of dimittere "send away, send different ways; break up, discharge; renounce, abandon," from dis- "apart, away" (see dis-) + mittere "send, let go" (see mission). Prefix altered by analogy with many dis- verbs. Dismit, in the same sense, is attested from late 14c. Related: Dismissed; dismissing.