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  • verbsend away, remove; free
  • verbremove from job, responsibility
  • verbput out of one's mind

synonyms for dismiss

  • decline
  • disband
  • dissolve
  • expel
  • let go
  • reject
  • release
  • abolish
  • banish
  • boot
  • bundle
  • chase
  • chuck
  • clear
  • deport
  • detach
  • discard
  • dispatch
  • disperse
  • divorce
  • eject
  • outlaw
  • relegate
  • relinquish
  • repel
  • repudiate
  • rid
  • shed
  • supersede
  • brush off
  • cast off
  • cast out
  • dispense with
  • dispose of
  • do without
  • drive out
  • force out
  • have done with
  • kick out
  • let out
  • lock out
  • push aside
  • push back
  • send off
  • send packing
  • show out
  • slough off
  • sweep away
  • turn out
See also synonyms for: dismissed / dismisses / dismissing
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antonyms for dismiss

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  • accept
  • allow
  • hold
  • keep
  • legalize
  • permit
  • promote
  • retain
  • appoint
  • employ
  • engage
  • hire
  • maintain
  • preserve
  • secure
  • welcome
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How to use dismiss in a sentence

Bluestone Coal lawyers had earlier tried to have the selenium case dismissed, arguing that it was preempted by the 2016 settlement.
THIS BILLIONAIRE GOVERNOR’S COAL COMPANY MIGHT GET A BIG BREAK FROM HIS OWN REGULATORSBY KEN WARD JR.SEPTEMBER 17, 2020PROPUBLICA
Republicans dismissed it as a wish list that included things that have nothing to do with the coronavirus.
WHY HOUSE DEMOCRATS HAVE GOOD REASON TO BE ANXIOUS ABOUT NO CORONAVIRUS RELIEF DEALAMBER PHILLIPSSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Any of these efforts, on its own, could be dismissed as a conveniently worded attack.
TRUMP’S INCREASINGLY OVERT EFFORT TO PRETEND BIDEN IS ACTUALLY PRESIDENTAARON BLAKESEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He also dismissed the efforts of commercial space companies like SpaceX to build comparable technology.
CHARLIE BOLDEN SAYS THE QUIET PART OUT LOUD: SLS ROCKET WILL GO AWAYERIC BERGERSEPTEMBER 11, 2020ARS TECHNICA
He dismissed as “attention-grabbing” a recent study in Hong Kong that confirmed the reinfection of a 33-year-old man with the novel coronavirus.
FIVE DAYS IS LONG ENOUGH FOR A CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE, SAYS GERMANY’S TOP VIROLOGISTDAVID MEYERSEPTEMBER 2, 2020FORTUNE
Fisher dismissed the concerns as normal post-construction issues.
NEW ENGINEERING REPORT FINDS PRIVATELY BUILT BORDER WALL WILL FAILBY JEREMY SCHWARTZ AND PERLA TREVIZOSEPTEMBER 2, 2020PROPUBLICA
If many companies do opt in to the holiday, which experts note is unlikely, it “does put pressure on Congress to dismiss the tax, and that would be the only real hope there” for employees, notes Shevchuck.
AS TRUMP’S PAYROLL TAX HOLIDAY KICKS IN, HERE’S WHAT EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES NEED TO KNOWANNE SRADERSSEPTEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
When I tried to bring it to the attention of a manager, my complaints would be dismissed.
WHAT I LEARNED FROM 5 YEARS OF CLEANING AIRPLANES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHTMATTHEWHEIMERAUGUST 30, 2020FORTUNE
Prosecutors have dismissed a criminal charge against a southern Illinois man whom they accused of endangering public safety when he entered a busy gas station store after he was ordered to self-isolate because of coronavirus-like symptoms.
HE FACED A CRIMINAL CHARGE FOR NOT SELF-ISOLATING WHEN HE HAD COVID-19 SYMPTOMS. PROSECUTORS JUST DROPPED THE CASE.BY TONY BRISCOEAUGUST 28, 2020PROPUBLICA
Relations became so strained that Bonaparte was soon glad to seize on any excuse to dismiss Lannes from his post.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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