- 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.
* * *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'.► 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.