Pronunciation: (dis-mis'),[key] —v.t. 1. to direct (an assembly of persons) to disperse or go: I dismissed the class early. 2. to bid or allow (a person) to go; give permission or a request to depart.
3. to discharge or remove, as from office or service: to dismiss an employee. 4. to discard or reject: to dismiss a suitor. 5. to put off or away, esp. from consideration; put aside; reject: She dismissed the story as mere rumor. 6. to have done with (a subject) after summary treatment: After a perfunctory discussion, he dismissed the idea. 7. Law.to put out of court, as a complaint or appeal.