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Dismiss vs. Deny

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Dismissverb

(transitive) To discharge; to end the employment or service of.

‘The company dismissed me after less than a year.’;

Denyverb

(transitive) To not allow.

‘I wanted to go to the party, but I was denied.’;

Dismissverb

(transitive) To order to leave.

‘The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.’;

Denyverb

(transitive) To assert that something is not true.

‘I deny that I was at the party.’; ‘Everyone knows he committed the crime, but he still denies it.’;

Dismissverb

(transitive) To dispel; to rid one's mind of.

‘He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.’;

Denyverb

(transitive) To disallow

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Dismissverb

(transitive) To reject; to refuse to accept.

‘The court dismissed the case.’;

Denyverb

(transitive) to refuse to give or grant something to someone

‘My father denied me a good education.’;

Dismissverb

To send or put away.

‘She dismissed him with a wave of the hand.’;

Denyverb

To prevent from scoring.

Dismissverb

To get a batsman out.

‘He was dismissed for 99 runs.’;

Denyverb

To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, etc.; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.

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Dismissverb

To give someone a red card; to send off.

Denyverb

(obsolete) To refuse (to do or accept something).

Dismissverb

To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.

‘He dismissed the assembly.’; ‘Dismiss their cares when they dismiss their flock.’; ‘Though he soon dismissed himself from state affairs.’;

Denyverb

To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; - opposed to affirm, allow, or admit.

Dismissverb

To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.

Denyverb

To refuse (to do something or to accept something); to reject; to decline; to renounce.

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Dismissverb

To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.

Denyverb

To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or yield to; as, to deny a request.

‘Who finds not Providence all good and wise,Alike in what it gives, and what denies?’; ‘To some men, it is more agreeable to deny a vicious inclination, than to gratify it.’;

Dismissnoun

Dismission.

Denyverb

To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.

‘The falsehood of denying his opinion.’; ‘Thou thrice denied, yet thrice beloved.’; ‘Let him deny himself, and take up his cross.’;

Dismissverb

bar from attention or consideration;

‘She dismissed his advances’;

Denyverb

To answer in negative; to declare an assertion not to be true.

‘Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid.’;

Dismissverb

cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration;

‘This case is dismissed!’;

Denyverb

declare untrue; contradict;

‘He denied the allegations’; ‘She denied that she had taken money’;

Dismissverb

stop associating with;

‘They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock’;

Denyverb

refuse to accept or believe;

‘He denied his fatal illness’;

Dismissverb

terminate the employment of;

‘The boss fired his secretary today’; ‘The company terminated 25% of its workers’;

Denyverb

refuse to grant, as of a petition or request;

‘The dean denied the students' request for more physics courses’; ‘the prisoners were denied the right to exercise for more than 2 hours a day’;

Dismissverb

end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave;

‘I was dismissed after I gave my report’;

Denyverb

refuse to let have;

‘She denies me every pleasure’; ‘he denies her her weekly allowance’;

Dismissverb

declare void;

‘The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections’;

Denyverb

deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure;

‘She denied herself wine and spirits’;

Dismissverb

order or allow to leave; send away

‘she dismissed the taxi at the corner of the road’;

Denyverb

deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit

Dismissverb

remove from employment or office, typically on the grounds of unsatisfactory performance

‘the prime minister dismissed five members of his cabinet’;

Denyverb

refuse to recognize or acknowledge;

‘Peter denied Jesus’;

Dismissverb

(of a group assembled under someone's authority) disperse

‘he told his company to dismiss’;

Dismissverb

end the innings of (a batsman or a side)

‘Australia were dismissed for 118’;

Dismissverb

treat as unworthy of serious consideration

‘it would be easy to dismiss him as all brawn and no brain’;

Dismissverb

deliberately cease to think about

‘he suspected a double meaning in her words, but dismissed the thought’;

Dismissverb

refuse further hearing to (a case)

‘the judge dismissed the case for lack of evidence’;

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