Definition of 'dismiss'
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It took a jury less than two hours to dismiss the case against him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She dismissed suggestions that he had been abandoned by his family after his arrest. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Banks can dismiss their employees and sweep it under the carpet so the crimes are not recorded in official statistics. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And in reserve there should be a power to dismiss employees who fail to return to work after reasonable notice has been given. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Throughout most of the 20th century he was dismissed as something of a dud in art historical circles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the internal report has dismissed the majority of accusations, leaving both sides in dispute over the findings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The singer has dismissed the allegation as wishful thinking and insists that Fingers has benefited hugely from his years of association with the band. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But a judge in New York dismissed the case without offering his reasons. The Sun (2016)The company has dismissed any suggestions of espionage as a hangover from the Cold War. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The matter ended up in court and the case was dismissed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Washington was quick to dismiss the allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The lender dismissed the idea that a bubble was growing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Such claims are often dismissed by employers but the research suggests these electric fields can cause harm. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The judge had also dismissed six other claims against two other employers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Years of failure are dismissed as something belonging to another generation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He is similarly quick to dismiss suggestions that they are a literary power couple. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He complains that it is far too difficult to dismiss employees. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They dismissed reports a second man was involved in the attack. The Sun (2008)Competition watchdogs have dismissed concerns it would hurt consumers. The Sun (2015)No longer was there an attempt to dismiss the obvious with platitudes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He spent the best part of a year waiting for the allegations to be dismissed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But do not dismiss the idea as totally absurd. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)My employers dismissed me soon after my diagnosis. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The judge dismissed the claim with costs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is much harder to dismiss something you have told yourself. Improve Your Landscape PaintingHe dismissed suggestions that the brands were less exciting than some competitors. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has previously dismissed the allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They claim that evidence used to dismiss concerns about side-effects is flawed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then my solicitor told me they'd dismissed the case. The Sun (2013)What a disgusting, lazy attempt to dismiss the national scandal of rail overcrowding. The Sun (2007)
Synonyms of 'dismiss'
put out of your mind
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Translations for 'dismiss'
British English: dismiss /dɪsˈmɪs/ VERB
If you dismiss something, you decide that it is not important enough for you to think about.
He dismissed the reports as speculation.
- American English: dismiss
- Arabic: يَصْرِفُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ignorar
- Chinese: 解散
- Croatian: odbaciti
- Czech: pustit z hlavy
- Danish: afvise
- Dutch: terzijde schuiven
- European Spanish: desestimar
- Finnish: erottaa työstä
- French: renvoyer réfuter
- German: entlassen
- Greek: απολύω
- Italian: licenziare
- Japanese: 解雇する
- Korean: 해고하다
- Norwegian: avskjedige
- Polish: zwolnić
- European Portuguese: demitir
- Romanian: a îndepărta
- Russian: отклонять
- Spanish: despedir
- Swedish: avskeda
- Thai: ไม่สนใจ
- Turkish: işten çıkarmak
- Ukrainian: звільняти
- Vietnamese: bỏ đi
Definition of dismiss from the Collins English Dictionary
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