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tr.v. dis·missed, dis·miss·ing, dis·miss·es
1. To end the employment or service of; discharge.
2. To direct or allow to leave: dismissed troops after the inspection; dismissed the student after reprimanding him.
a. To stop considering; rid one's mind of; dispel: dismissed all thoughts of running for office.
b. To refuse to accept or recognize; reject: dismissed the claim as highly improbable.
4. Law To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
5. Sports
a. To eject (a player or coach) for the remainder of a game.
b. To put out (a batter) in cricket.

[Middle English dismissen, from Medieval Latin dismittere, dismiss-, variant of Latin dīmittere : dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + mittere, to send.]

dis·miss′i·ble adj.
dis·mis′sion (-mĭsh′ən) n.
Synonyms: dismiss, boot1, bounce, can2, discharge, fire, sack1
These verbs mean to terminate the employment of: was dismissed for insubordination; was booted for being late; afraid of being bounced for union activities; wasn't canned because his uncle owns the business; resort workers discharged at the end of the season; was fired unjustly; a reporter sacked for revealing a confidential source. See Also Synonyms at eject.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dismissible - subject to dismissal; "appointed and removable by the mayor"
removable - capable of being removed or taken away or dismissed; "a removable cord"; "removable partitions"
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