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- UK [dɪsˈmɪs] / US
Word forms "dismiss":
present tense I/you/we/they dismiss he/she/it dismisses present participle dismissing past tense dismissed past participle dismissed1) to refuse to accept that something might be true or important
The minister dismissed claims that he had accepted bribes.dismiss something as something:
We should not dismiss these ideas just because they are unfamiliar.dismiss something out of hand (= without considering it):
Their evidence was dismissed as completely worthless.
The theory cannot be dismissed out of hand.•
Nouns frequently used as objects of dismiss
▪ allegation, claim, idea, notion, suggestion, theory2) [often passive] to force someone to leave their jobdismiss someone for something:
Edwards claimed that he had been unfairly dismissed.dismiss someone from something:
He was dismissed for gross misconduct.
Jackson was dismissed from her job because of the allegations.3) to officially tell people that they can leave a place
Judge Helman dismissed the jury after they failed to reach a verdict.
The class is dismissed.4) legal if a judge dismisses a court case, they officially decide that the case should not continue
The case was dismissed because of a lack of evidence.
The court dismissed his appeal.
English dictionary. 2014.