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To remove from employment or office
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“Baccus denied the allegation and said the general did not have the authority to dismiss him from the national guard.”
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To send away or order to leave
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“Her first step was to send for her husband and to request him to dismiss her guests without giving any needless cause of alarm.”
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To treat as unworthy of serious consideration
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“Our rational mind demands that we immediately dismiss this claim as nonsensical.”
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To belittle or express disapproval of
“Those who are familiar with him often dismiss him as a fraud or pseudo scholar.”
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To speak with contempt or mockery of
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To show an unwillingness to grant, allow, or consent
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To throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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Refuse to declare valid
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To put an end to, especially formally
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To snub or make someone feel unwelcome
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To clear of or to free from guilt
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Steamroll
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To postpone or assign to a later time or date
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To exclude or reject as a candidate or possibility
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To avoid addressing or tackling
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Free yourself of
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To provide assuagement or palliation to
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To officially cancel (a decree, decision, or promise)
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To free or release from slavery
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To fail to include
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(of time or an opportunity) To fail to take advantage of
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To forcefully or violently subdue
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Penalize for wrongdoing
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To remove blame or responsibility from
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An act of refusal or avoidance
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