• Dismiss


    • UK IPA: /dɪsˈmɪs/, /dɪzˈmɪs/
    • Rhymes: -ɪs

    Full definition of dismiss


    1. (to discharge)(transitive) To discharge; to end the employment or service of.The company dismissed me after less than a year.
    2. (transitive) To order to leave.The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.
    3. (transitive) To dispel; to rid one's mind of.He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.
    4. (transitive) To reject; to refuse to acceptThe court dismissed the case.
      • 1907, w, The Younger Set Chapter 4, Both Selwyn and Lansing cut in coolly, dismissing the matter with a careless word or two ; and coffee was served—cambric tea in Drina's case.
    5. (transitive, cricket) To get a batsman out.He was dismissed for 99 runs.
    6. (transitive, soccer) To give someone a red card; to send off
      • 2010, December 28, Kevin Darlin, West Brom 1 - 3 Blackburn, Kalinic later saw red for a rash tackle on Paul Scharner before Gabriel Tamas was dismissed for bringing down Diouf.

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