Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
The senator dismissed claims that he had accepted bribes.
We should not dismiss these ideas just because they are unfamiliar.
Their evidence was dismissed as completely worthless.
The theory cannot be dismissed out of hand.
Edwards claimed that he had been unfairly dismissed.
He was dismissed for gross misconduct.
Jackson was dismissed from her job because of the allegations.
This is the American English definition of dismiss. View British English definition of dismiss.
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog