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Definition of Dismiss

Dismiss

  1. To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.
  2. To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.
  3. To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.
  4. Dismission.

Dismiss Quotations

There's always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself - whether it's Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. - because that's the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.
Audre Lorde

If people have split views about your work, I think it's flattering. I'd rather have them feel something about it than dismiss it.
Stephen Sondheim

Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look.
Conrad Burns

It is easy to dismiss the world as 'irrelevant,' or consumed by 'paranoid anti-Americanism,' but perhaps not wise.
Noam Chomsky

Do not say, 'It is morning,' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.
Rabindranath Tagore
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Dismiss Translations

dismiss in Afrikaans is wegstuur, ontslaan
dismiss in Danish is afskedige
dismiss in Dutch is ontzetten, royeren, ontslaan
dismiss in German is entlassen
dismiss in Italian is licenziato, licenziare, esonerare
dismiss in Latin is licentio, dimitto
dismiss in Norwegian is sende bort, avskjedige
dismiss in Portuguese is demita
dismiss in Spanish is quitarse, despedir
dismiss in Swedish is avskeda, entlediga, avvisa
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