dismiss

At the end of a lesson period, your teacher says, "class dismissed." This means that you and the rest of the students are free to go.

Dismiss means to let go. If a judge dismisses a case, it means he's saying it has no merit, and is throwing it out of court. If you are dismissed from your job, it means you've been fired. And if you've been ignoring your friends' warnings that your boyfriend is cheating, you've been dismissing their concerns. "Don't dismiss me!" is something you say when the person you're talking to is not taking you and your comments seriously.

Definitions of dismiss
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v stop associating with

Synonyms:
drop, send away, send packing
drop
terminate an association with
Type of:
can, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate
terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

v bar from attention or consideration

“She dismissed his advances”
Synonyms:
brush aside, brush off, discount, disregard, ignore, push aside
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cold-shoulder, slight
pay no attention to, disrespect
discredit
cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
shrug off
minimize the importance of, brush aside
pass off
disregard
flout, scoff
treat with contemptuous disregard
turn a blind eye
refuse to acknowledge
laugh away, laugh off
deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it
disoblige
ignore someone's wishes
Type of:
reject
refuse to accept or acknowledge

v end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave

“I was dismissed after I gave my report”
Synonyms:
usher out
Type of:
say farewell
say good-bye or bid farewell

v cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration

“This case is dismissed!”
Synonyms:
throw out

v terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

Synonyms:
can, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate
Antonyms:
employ, engage, hire
engage or hire for work
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retire
make (someone) retire
pension off
let go from employment with an attractive pension
clean out
force out
furlough, lay off
dismiss, usually for economic reasons
squeeze out
force out
drop, send away, send packing
stop associating with
superannuate
retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
downsize
dismiss from work
Type of:
remove
remove from a position or an office

v declare void

Synonyms:
dissolve
break up, dissolve
bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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