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Definition 1: declare void - [verb of change]

Samples where dismiss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections

Synonyms for dismiss in the sense of this definition

(dismiss is a kind of ...) 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"

(dismiss has a similar meaning as ...) bring the association of to an end or cause to break up

"The decree officially dissolved the marriage" "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"

Definition 2: bar from attention or consideration - [verb of communication]

Samples where dismiss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She dismissed his advances

Synonyms for dismiss in the sense of this definition

(dismiss is a kind of ...) refuse to accept or acknowledge

"I reject the idea of starting a war" "The journal rejected the student's paper"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) pay no attention to, disrespect

"She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) cause to be distrusted or disbelieved

"The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) minimize the importance of, brush aside

"Jane shrugged off the news that her stock had fallen 3 points"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) disregard

"She passed off the insult"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) treat with contemptuous disregard

"flout the rules"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) refuse to acknowledge

"He turns a blind eye to the injustices in his office"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it

"She laughs away all these problems"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) ignore someone's wishes

Definition 3: end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave - [verb of communication]

Samples where dismiss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was dismissed after I gave my report

Synonyms for dismiss in the sense of this definition

(dismiss is a kind of ...) say good-bye or bid farewell

Definition 4: cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration - [verb of communication]

Samples where dismiss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This case is dismissed!

Synonyms for dismiss in the sense of this definition

Samples where dismiss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boss fired his secretary today
  • The company terminated 25% of its workers

Synonyms for dismiss in the sense of this definition

(dismiss is a kind of ...) remove from a position or an office

(... is a kind of dismiss ) make (someone) retire

"The director was retired after the scandal"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) let go from employment with an attractive pension

"The director was pensioned off when he got senile"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) force out

"The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) dismiss, usually for economic reasons

"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) force out

"Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts"

(... is a kind of dismiss ) stop associating with

"They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

Samples where dismiss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock

Synonyms for dismiss in the sense of this definition

(dismiss is a kind of ...) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

"The boss fired his secretary today" "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

(dismiss has a similar meaning as ...) terminate an association with

"drop him from the Republican ticket"

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