Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dismiss

6 senses of dismiss

Sense 1
dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore -- (bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances")
       => reject -- (refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper")

Sense 2
dismiss, throw out -- (cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration; "This case is dismissed!")

Sense 3
dismiss, send packing, send away, drop -- (stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock")
       => displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate -- (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers")

Sense 4
displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate -- (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers")
       => remove -- (remove from a position or an office)

Sense 5
dismiss, usher out -- (end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave; "I was dismissed after I gave my report")
       => say farewell -- (say good-bye or bid farewell)

Sense 6
dissolve, dismiss -- (declare void; "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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