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One entry found for dismiss.
Main Entry: dis·miss
Pronunciation: dis-primarystressmis
Function: verb
Etymology: derived from Latin dimissus, past participle of dimittere "to send away," from di-, dis- "away, apart," and mittere "to send, throw" --related to EMIT
1 : to send away : cause or allow to go <dismiss a messenger>
2 : to discharge from office, service, or employment
3 : to put aside or out of mind <dismiss the thought>
4 : to refuse further judicial hearing or consideration to <the judge dismissed the charge>
- dis·miss·al /-primarystressmis-schwal/ noun
- dis·mis·sive /-primarystressmis-iv/ adjective
- dis·mis·sive·ly adverb

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