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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.


Synonymsdissolve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Verb groupbreak up, dissolve









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