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dismiss

verb [T]  us   /dɪsˈmɪs/

dismiss verb [T] (NOT CONSIDER)

to decide that something or someone is not important and not worth considering: Let’s not dismiss the idea without discussing it.

dismiss verb [T] (SEND AWAY)

to formally ask or order someone to leave: The teacher dismissed the class early. Someone who is dismissed from a job is officially told not to work at that job any longer.
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