dismiss

[ dis-mis ]
/ dɪsˈmɪs /

verb (used with object)

Origin of dismiss

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin dismissus (for Latin dīmissus, past participle of dīmittere to send away), equivalent to Latin dis- dis-1 + mitt(ere) to send + -tus past participle suffix

Related forms

dis·miss·i·ble, adjectivepre·dis·miss, verb (used with object)re·dis·miss, verb (used with object)un·dis·missed, adjective

Synonym study

2. See release.
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British Dictionary definitions for dismiss

dismiss

/ (dɪsˈmɪs) /

verb (tr)

sentence substitute

military an order to end an activity or give permission to disperse

Derived Forms

dismissible, adjectivedismissive, adjective

Word Origin for dismiss

C15: from Medieval Latin dismissus sent away, variant of Latin dīmissus, from dīmittere, from dī- dis- 1 + mittere to send
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