dismiss

/dIs'mIs/ verb (T)
1 IDEA to refuse to consider someone's idea, opinion etc, without thinking carefully about it: dismiss sth as: He just laughed and dismissed my suggestion as unrealistic. | dismiss sth out of hand (=dismiss something completely)
2 JOB to remove someone from their job: dismiss sb for: Will they dismiss Woods for stealing the money? | dismiss sb from: Bryant was dismissed from his post.
3 SEND AWAY to send someone away or allow them to go: The teacher might dismiss the class early today because of the snow.
4 IN A COURT if a judge dismisses a court case 1 (9a), they stop it before a result is reached: The case was dismissed owing to lack of evidence.
5 SPORT to end the innings of a player or a team in the game of cricket (2)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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