- 1 to decide that somebody/something is not important and not worth thinking or talking about synonym wave somethingaside/away dismiss somebody/something I think we can safely dismiss their objections. dismiss somebody/something as something Vegetarians are no longer dismissed as cranks. He dismissed the opinion polls as worthless. The suggestion should not be dismissed out of hand (= without thinking about it).
- 2 to put thoughts or feelings out of your mind dismiss something Dismissing her fears, she climbed higher. dismiss somebody/something from something He dismissed her from his mind.
- 3 dismiss somebody (from something) to officially remove somebody from their job synonym fire, sack She claims she was unfairly dismissed from her post. Wordfinderapply, appoint, contract, dismiss, employ, job, pay, retire, work, workforce See related entries: Unemployment
- 4dismiss somebody to send somebody away or allow them to leave At 12 o'clock the class was dismissed.
- 5dismiss something (law) to say that a trial or legal case should not continue, usually because there is not enough evidence The case was dismissed.
- 6dismiss somebody (in cricket) to end the innings of a player or team See related entries: Cricket Word Origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin dismiss-, variant of Latin dimiss-
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BrE BrE//dɪsˈmɪs//; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmɪs//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dismiss
BrE BrE//dɪsˈmɪs//; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmɪs//he / she / it dismisses
BrE BrE//dɪsˈmɪsɪz//; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmɪsɪz//past simple dismissed
BrE BrE//dɪsˈmɪst//; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmɪst//past participle dismissed
BrE BrE//dɪsˈmɪst//; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmɪst//-ing form dismissing
BrE BrE//dɪsˈmɪsɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmɪsɪŋ//Unemployment, Cricket