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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·miss /dɪsˈmɪs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·miss v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismissed p. pr. & vb. n. Dismissing.]
 1. To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.
    He dismissed the assembly.   --Acts xix. 41.
    Dismiss their cares when they dismiss their flock.   --Cowper.
    Though he soon dismissed himself from state affairs.   --Dryden.
 2. To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.
 3. To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·miss, n. Dismission. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his
           advances" [syn: disregard, brush aside, brush off,
            discount, push aside, ignore]
      2: cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration; "This
         case is dismissed!" [syn: throw out]
      3: stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a
         child out of wedlock" [syn: send packing, send away, drop]
      4: terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary
         today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers" [syn:
         fire, give notice, can, give the axe, send away,
          sack, force out, give the sack, terminate] [ant:
      5: end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting
         the person to leave; "I was dismissed after I gave my
         report" [syn: usher out]
      6: declare void; "The President dissolved the parliament and
         called for new elections" [syn: dissolve]