dismiss charges
I verb absolve, acquit, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate, forgive, grant amnesty to, palliate, pardon, prove innocent, release, reprieve, restitute, vindicate II index palliate (excuse)

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  • 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 …   Financial and business terms

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  • dismiss — 01. Class had to be [dismissed] a half hour early because the teacher became ill. 02. Mr. Jones [dismissal] from the company was due to his frequent absences, and his lack of hard work. 03. The judge [dismissed] the charges, saying there was… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • dismiss — dis•miss [[t]dɪsˈmɪs[/t]] v. t. 1) to direct or allow to leave: dismissed the class[/ex] 2) to discharge from service: to dismiss an employee[/ex] 3) to discard or reject; put aside from consideration: to dismiss a story as rumor[/ex] 4) law to… …   From formal English to slang

  • dismiss — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, modification of Latin dimissus, past participle of dimittere, from dis + mittere to send Date: 15th century 1. to permit or cause to leave < dismissed the visitors > 2. to remove from position or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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