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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dismiss  \Dis*miss"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dismissed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dismissing}.]  [L.  dis-  +  missus,  p.  p.  of  mittere  to 
  send:  cf  dimittere  OF  desmetre  F.  d['e]mettre.  See 
  {Demise},  and  cf  {Dimit}.] 
  1.  To  send  away  to  give  leave  of  departure;  to  cause  or 
  permit  to  go  to  put  away 
 
  He  dismissed  the  assembly.  --Acts  xix. 
  41. 
 
  Dismiss  their  cares  when  they  dismiss  their  flock. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  Though  he  soon  dismissed  himself  from  state  affairs. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  discard;  to  remove  or  discharge  from  office,  service, 
  or  employment;  as  the  king  dismisses  his  ministers;  the 
  matter  dismisses  his  servant. 
 
  3.  To  lay  aside  or  reject  as  unworthy  of  attentions  or 
  regard,  as  a  petition  or  motion  in  court. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dismiss  \Dis*miss"\,  n. 
  Dismission.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Herbert. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dismiss 
  v  1:  bar  from  attention  or  consideration;  "She  dismissed  his 
  advances"  [syn:  {disregard},  {brush  aside},  {brush  off}, 
  {discount},  {push  aside},  {ignore}] 
  2:  cease  to  consider;  put  out  of  judicial  consideration:  "This 
  case  is  dismissed!"  [syn:  {throw  out}] 
  3:  stop  associating  with  "They  dropped  her  after  she  had  a 
  child  out  of  wedlock"  [syn:  {send  packing},  {send  away},  {drop}] 
  4:  terminate  the  employment  of  "The  boss  fired  his  secretary 
  today"  [syn:  {fire},  {give  notice},  {can},  {give  the  axe}, 
  {send  away},  {sack},  {force  out},  {terminate}]  [ant:  {hire}] 
  5:  end  one's  encounter  with  somebody  by  causing  or  permitting 
  the  person  to  leave  [syn:  {usher  out}] 




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