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English definition of “dismiss”

dismiss

verb [T] (NOT TAKE SERIOUSLY)    /dɪˈsmɪs/
C1 to decide that something or someone is not important and not worth considering: I think he'd dismissed me as an idiot within five minutes of meeting me. Let's not just dismiss the idea before we've even thought about it. Just dismiss those thoughts from your mind - they're crazy and not worth thinking about.Treating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attention
(Definition of dismiss verb (NOT TAKE SERIOUSLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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