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English definition of “dismiss”

dismiss

verb (SEND AWAY)    /dɪˈsmɪs/
[T] to formally ask or order someone to leave: The teacher dismissed the class early because she had a meeting.Evicting and forcing to leavePunishing someone by sending them somewhere else [T] When a judge dismisses a court case, he or she formally stops the trial, often because there is not enough proof that someone is guilty: The defending lawyer asked that the charge against his client be dismissed.Judges and juries
(Definition of dismiss verb (SEND AWAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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