dismiss


dismiss
dismiss dis‧miss [dɪsˈmɪs] verb [transitive]
1. HUMAN RESOURCES to remove someone from their job, usually because they have done something wrong:

• He was dismissed from his job at a bank for repeatedly turning up to work late.

2. LAW to state officially that a court case cannot continue because there is not enough evidence against the accused person:

• The prosecution offered no evidence and the case was dismissed.

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dismiss UK US /dɪˈsmɪs/ verb [T]
HR, WORKPLACE to remove someone from their job, especially because they have done something wrong: dismiss sb for sth »

Salespeople may be dismissed for many reasons, the most common of which is poor performance.

dismiss sb from sth »

He was dismissed from his job for 'serious misconduct'.

See Note RESIGN(Cf. resign)
LAW to formally stop a trial in a court of law, often because there is not enough proof that someone is guilty: dismiss charges/a case/a lawsuit »

The company has asked the judge to dismiss the case saying that the claim it stole trade secrets is not legally well-founded.

to decide that something or someone is not important and not worth considering: dismiss claims/complaints/concerns »

He dismissed claims by members of the union that the layoffs are motivated by budgetary concerns.

dismiss reports/speculation/talk »

The chairman dismissed talk of a merger with the rival company.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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