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English verb: dismiss

1. dismiss (communication) bar from attention or consideration

SamplesShe dismissed his advances.

Synonymsbrush aside, brush off, discount, disregard, ignore, push aside

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)reject

Narrower (hyponym)cold-shoulder, discredit, disoblige, flout, laugh away, laugh off, pass off, scoff, shrug off, slight, turn a blind eye

2. dismiss (communication) cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration

SamplesThis case is dismissed!.

Synonymsthrow out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

3. dismiss (social) stop associating with

SamplesThey dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock.

Synonymsdrop, send away, send packing

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate

Verb groupdrop

4. dismiss (social) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

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

Synonymscan, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)remove

Narrower (hyponym)clean out, dismiss, drop, furlough, lay off, pension off, retire, send away, send packing, squeeze out

Antonymshire, employ, engage

5. dismiss (communication) end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave

SamplesI was dismissed after I gave my report.

Synonymsusher out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)say farewell

6. dismiss (change) declare void

SamplesThe President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Verb groupbreak up, dissolve

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