verb (used with object)
Origin of dismiss
Examples from the Web for dismiss
On Friday, the story had looked like it might blow over as Buckingham Palace sought to dismiss it as a “civil case.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen defends the novel against critics who dismiss it as frivolous and feminine.
This protest is not easy to dismiss as a right-wing anti-woman backlash.
If someone wants to dismiss this as do-goodism, fine, but it has real world effects.Confronting George Clooney’s Critics on South Sudan|John Avlon|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think if people were to realize that, it would be much harder to criminalize and dismiss us.
You are weary of her, too; all your Dukedom knows that right well—weary of her, and you dare not dismiss her!A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
But we shall not dismiss in silence the faith of Abel, Enoch, and Noah.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews|Thomas Charles Edwards
It is almost impossible to dismiss the idea that the victims of some disaster await the last solemn rites.Capitals of the Northlands|Ian C. Hannah
Already I feel assured of your consent; and, with my thanks, dismiss the subject.Secresy|E. (Eliza) Fenwick
She tried to dismiss this feeling, but it grew more definite as the morning progressed.The Blood Red Dawn|Charles Caldwell Dobie
Word Origin for dismiss
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.