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dismiss

[ dis-mis ]
/ dɪsˈmɪs /
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verb (used with object)

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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
2. See release.
dis·miss·i·ble, adjectivepre·dis·miss, verb (used with object)re·dis·miss, verb (used with object)un·dis·missed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dismiss

dismiss
/ (dɪsˈmɪs) /

verb (tr)

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military an order to end an activity or give permission to disperse
dismissible, adjectivedismissive, adjective
C15: from Medieval Latin dismissus sent away, variant of Latin dīmissus, from dīmittere, from dī- dis- 1 + mittere to send
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