[ dis-mis ]
/ dɪsˈmɪs /
verb (used with object)
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.
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM dismissdis·miss·i·ble, adjectivepre·dis·miss, verb (used with object)re·dis·miss, verb (used with object)un·dis·missed, adjective
synonym study for dismiss
2. See release.
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British Dictionary definitions for dismissible
/ (dɪsˈmɪs) /
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
Derived forms of dismissdismissible, 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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