Đồng nghĩa của dismiss

Alternative for dismiss

dismisses, dismissed, dismissing

Đồng nghĩa: discharge, expel, send away,

Trái nghĩa: employ,

Verb

To remove from employment or office
sack fire discharge cashier remove axe oust release terminate retire can expel ax bounce displace depose unseat boot defenestrate disqualify unfrock suspend bump impeach defrock depone deselect disemploy disfrock furlough pension recall shelve boot out kick out throw out pink-slip lay off make redundant get rid of let go muster out send packing turn off turf out show the door give someone the boot give someone their notice give someone the sack give the heave-ho give someone the bullet pay off give someone the push give the elbow give someone notice give someone their cards give someone their marching orders give walking papers bin off give the old heave-ho give notice to give someone his give warning let out shut out turn away wash out give someone the air kiss off give notice give the ax give the gate give someone the big E eject drum out dethrone evict topple dislodge out supplant remove from office drop overthrow uncrown overturn unthrone deprive unmake demote discard bring down turn out force out drive out exclude turf ship give the boot cut usurp banish discrown excommunicate give one notice chuck out let one go give the bum's rush push out remove from power give the sack purge relegate downgrade disbar eliminate break degrade shed replace freeze out give marching orders show the door one throw out on your ear pink slip declare redundant give somebody their cards give a pink slip hand walking papers give somebody the boot run out of town deprive of office ride out on rail give somebody the push give someone the pink slip give the chop put out thrust out lay someone off cast out heave vote someone out deport exile debar sever connections unsettle throw move on court martial triumph overwhelm defeat disthrone disenthrone give the boot to give the bullet to sideline give the push to retire early dehire unhire take over give somebody notice dispatch take off sail chase out throw someone out eighty-six excuse put away nix supersede bust terminate employment step into shoes of give the sack to give someone the gate give someone the ax give someone his or her walking papers give one's cards give pink slip give their cards give the axe unhorse chuck upset subvert give somebody the sack give bum's rush fling out throw someone out on their ear strip of rank give somebody the pink slip relieve of duty lock out move tomahawk downsize reduce hatchet poll decimate cleaver give heave-ho omit transfer delete reposition abolish slur disregard elide erase forget shift evacuate pull relocate expunge detach throw out on ear budge abstract dislocate ship out leave off leave out scale down cut back put an end to slim down take down see the back of give something a miss take out miss out

Verb

To send away or order to leave
expel oust eject banish out bounce discharge rout chase deport discard disband boot disperse demobilise demobilize liberate bundle clear dispatch rid extrude throw out boot out kick out turn out turf out drum out cast out force out chuck out run off drive out let go send away send off show out cast off dispense with dispose of do without let out lock out push aside send home slough off allow to go evict slang send packing remove reject exile get rid of scatter exclude dispel displace show the door ostracize drive away expulse ostracise release expatriate break up relegate transport defenestrate drive off ban put out separate bar give the bum's rush shut out throw someone out on their ear give someone their marching orders sack fire proscribe chase away dislodge split up push out rusticate retire bundle off part company chase out dissipate give one the gate dissolve go their separate ways give someone the boot debar demob dispossess abandon outlaw extradite thrust out purge sling out repatriate excommunicate heave out bin off give someone the push give the elbow give someone the big E give someone the air show you the door throw out on your ear shake off toss aside force to leave consign send somebody packing send down pack someone off disallow empty repulse axe ship out turf chuck can unchurch ax yeet expropriate disappear repudiate denounce blackball isolate set aside extradict sequester toss out squander leave vanish give the old heave-ho heave-ho throw out on the streets give the heave-ho toss out on ear anathematize eliminate blacklist cashier show the door to repel scramble disunite quell eradicate black decommission disfellowship takfir curse fold destroy split part fling out clear out see the back of disregard deactivate suspend fordrive bust do away with beat off drop shelve ask to leave demilitarise withdraw thin out disarm demilitarize go separate ways break it up give the boot give the hook give walking papers go in different directions put to flight throw out on ear lay aside put out of your mind pack off give the 1-2-3 lay off remove by force cast aside put aside cast away throw away forsake desert abdicate renounce abjure sin-bin tell to leave the field red-card send for an early bath order off show someone the red card cancel divorce give up write off shrug off

Verb

To treat as unworthy of serious consideration
disregard discount reject spurn forget ignore minimise minimize overlook repudiate discard dispel banish abandon deny shelve flout despise drop relegate scout shrug off play down set aside brush off lay aside pass over pay no attention to gloss over take no notice of think no more of write off kiss off pay no heed to put away have done with laugh away put out of your mind put out of one's mind brush aside pooh-pooh make light of neglect laugh off overpass trivialize whitewash turn a blind eye to paper over wink at blink at scoff at refuse to acknowledge trivialise sweep aside forget about remit excuse pardon forgive omit cock a snook at shake off wave aside gloze over shut eyes to take no account of put aside turn a deaf ear to joke about downplay make a joke of never mind laugh something off condone sweep something aside disbelieve treat lightly rebuff undersell doubt take with a pinch of salt give no credence to throw cold water on pour cold water on treat with contempt belittle break free from put on the back burner push aside have no time for slur over bypass unheed blank contemn unmind connive miss let go let off easy send to Coventry leave out of account brush away let pass leave be pay no mind turn a deaf ear turn a blind eye tune out cold-shoulder live with look the other way not take into consideration deliberately ignore close one's eyes to connive at shut your eyes to skip take no notice be oblivious to make allowances for turn your back on let bygones be bygones spare let someone off with misheed de-emphasize slight let something ride pay no mind to soft-pedal wipe slate clean wink dissimulate deal rapidly with treat as unimportant palliate deodorise deodorize indulge plead ignorance let off discharge bury the hatchet give absolution suspend charges grant a pardon to grant amnesty tolerate put up with grin and bear it stand for roll with punches let ride bear with swim with the tide sink take look past let slide turn blind eye to stomach go along with play past bury diminish lessen reduce underrate undervalue understate moderate soften underestimate devalue minify underplay weaken misprize deemphasize mitigate deprecate minimalize temper tone down hold cheap detract from extenuate sell short talk down make light cheapen qualify make little of cease to remember erase from memory stop thinking about consign to oblivion blank out blank over get over cease to think of shut out dismiss from your mind not worry about put behind you erase from your mind banish from one's thoughts let it go fail to notice exclude look through dispense with turn blind eye avoid close your eyes to turn deaf ear not take into account turn back on evade bury one's head in sand

Verb

To speak with contempt or mockery of
pour scorn on denigrate deprecate minimise minimize ridicule trivialise trivialize underestimate undervalue underrate deride discredit scorn belittle disparage mock depreciate derogate downgrade knock rubbish slur slam pan slate minify asperse misprize bash run down treat lightly bad-mouth play down scoff at sneer at do down make light of laugh off pooh-pooh laugh at pull apart cast aspersions on slag off take to pieces pick holes in hit out at hold cheap have a go at drag through the mud do a hatchet job on look down one's nose at discount put down diminish talk down dis trash decry diss cry down vilipend poor-mouth trash-talk kiss off write off vilify disdain slight criticize malign revile criticise defame abuse detract from dump on degrade devalue understate roast demean make little of condemn lower detract reject marginalize contemn deflate underplay marginalise tear down cut down to size spurn snub sneer insult traduce attack smear dispraise calumniate slander vituperate take down a peg speak ill of pull to pieces censure taunt scout flout humble gibe downplay jeer at scoff rap think little of flame treat with contempt humiliate take down make fun of disgrace speak badly of tear into relegate disregard slough off demote rebuff ignore denounce lower in rank declass jeer disrate shun despise pillory repudiate avoid brush aside bust blast sniff at treat as unimportant lambaste scorch blister rip rag jibe at twit be scornful about heap scorn on reduce break kick downstairs bump skewer look down on sell short crush libel poor mouth shoot down rally set back cheapen opprobriate shame impugn make sport of cock a snook at turn up your nose at mark down take the mickey out of poke mullock at do a number on poke fun at reduce to the ranks throw mud at take the piss out of sling mud at mudsling underemphasize discountenance fault tone down clamor against find fault with squelch squash put away poormouth give comeuppance knock off high horse blame take dim view of object not go for frown disapprove discommend expostulate pooh pooh sour grapes bag pummel lessen speak evil of throw brickbats at monster devaluate compromise pummelled hammer lay into besmirch downcry comment negatively mortify take a swipe at shoot full of holes cut to the quick blacken tease execrate treat something lightly blacken the name of stigmatize spread lies about criticize unfairly stigmatise give a bad name scandalize give black eye sully the reputation of rip up blacken the character of scandalise bad mouth rail against deplore treat contemptuously inveigh against reprehend reprobate fulminate against excoriate carp at anathematize cavil at neglect dig at make a fool of ride disbelieve bite one's thumb at fleer at scout at show contempt laugh to scorn boo disapprove of animadvert hold forth against come down on complain tear to shreds snipe at take swipe at take away throw stones at hit rail high-hat snoot disrespect blow off pay no attention to dethrone oust depose displace unseat be above be contemptuous about spit on refuse refute piss over confute renounce abhor hate piss on defy hold in contempt demerit bench cashier blow raspberries at laugh out of court disclaim disown discard strip of rank reduce in rank hold back move down drum out remove from office curl your lip at consider beneath one turn nose up at give the Bronx cheer to consider beneath you spit in the face of look down upon turn down turn back on show contempt for spit in the eye of lower in status brush off tell someone to get lost look right through give someone the brush-off give the cold shoulder to sweep aside cold-shoulder cast aside abase put hooks in wipe slam-dunk wave aside undermine chaff debase revert hold up to scorn express contempt satirize torment lampoon jibe bring down cast down lower the status of bring low quiz kid rib lout banter razz jolly hold up to ridicule flout at rag on satirise

Verb

To put an end to, especially formally
dissolve end terminate suspend disband discontinue abolish adjourn cease disestablish finish abate abrogate annul avoid ax axe cancel conclude disannul invalidate negate null nullify overthrow prorogue quash repeal rescind vacate void break up dismantle disunite scrap wind up annihilate close close down collapse decimate demolish destroy destruct discharge disorganize eradicate loose postpone roll back ruin sever shatter shoot split up strike down unmake wind down wrack wreck bring to an end do away with fade out get rid of render void resolve into put an end to break off stop halt interrupt call a halt to round off wrap up delay cut short recess quit defer shelve leave off let up put off pigeonhole complete expire put on ice lapse elapse prorogate dead-end close out knock off round out put a stop to wink out come to an end bring to a close hold over table break stay mothball abort call off pass determine consummate drop put back hold up cut off ultimate lay off take a rain check on put on the back burner call it a day put in cold storage arrest put a period to intermit reschedule put aside can check culminate belay hold in abeyance crown die wrap suspend proceedings lay aside take a break sew up shut down finish off top off desist take a breather take a recess take five lay on the table hold off put the lid on be over set aside pull the plug on put on hold draw to a close retract revoke bring something to a close dissociate abandon cut hold something in abeyance cinch go bring down curtain draw to close put to bed scratch eliminate run out extinguish scrub bring to a conclusion bring to an untimely end cap bring to a standstill bring to a halt take a breather from put on a back burner clear cut loose fold up button up button down be put to bed put a lid on withhold liquidate bankrupt take time out take ten rise sideline drop it call time shake bar retard hold pink-slip keep in abeyance put in abeyance file waive omit procrastinate inactivate protract hang up stave off push back put on back burner count out rule out lay over put on the shelf hang fire put into liquidation sell out pause continue put over remit respite curb restrain hold back call a halt take a rain check resolve relinquish sunder settle cut out desist from give up end up put paid to shut off dispose of wind something up pack in switch off pack up pull the plug get done give over give something the chop knock something on the head nip something in the bud get shut of nip in the bud pack it in get shot of

Verb

To snub or make someone feel unwelcome
give the cold shoulder shun snub rebuff spurn ignore reject repudiate slight disdain ostracise ostracize blank disregard neglect snout cut decline refuse cold-shoulder brush off freeze out look past look right through give someone the brush-off steer clear of turn down cut dead make unwelcome send to Coventry stiff-arm act cool put down turn up one's nose tell someone where to get off knock back give someone the go-by give the brush repulse repel fend off stave off beat off rebut check oppose push back resist hold off ward off give the bum's rush scorn balk at keep at arm's length keep at bay send away turn away turn back pass up send packing jilt turn nose up at look down on sneer at sneeze at scoff at treat with contempt contemn hold in contempt turn your nose up at refuse admittance to give somebody the cold shoulder give somebody the run-around parry body-swerve stay shy of stay clear of keep clear of have no part of bilk fight shy of keep away from not touch have nothing to do with recoil from give the runaround ditch turn back on turn away from have no part in leave alone shy from palm off give a wide berth to shrink from give a wide berth shy away from stand aloof from look right through someone avoid keep your distance from shake off discourage put off keep at a distance deny not hear of disallow chide tell off lash out at rebuke cross put in one's place reprove fight drive away beat back drive back force back confront foil fight off frustrate put to flight knock down force off see off dispute cool stand off kick give cold shoulder to thrust back hold back disown deter traverse drive off stand up against prevent keep off duel chase away cast aside keep away stiff high-hat turn one's back on scout misprize coldshoulder shut out treat disrespectfully turn your back on take no notice of hand someone the frozen mitt give the cold shoulder to not give time of day reluct snoot pretend not to see pooh-pooh look straight through someone give a pain sniff at look down upon turn deaf ear to make light of show disrespect for show disrespect blink at shrug off blackball blacklist desert renounce excommunicate discount abjure eschew veto abnegate exclude drop forsake disfellowship unfriend unfollow despise burn cut off cast out break with swear off leave off bin off humiliate not buy insult have nothing more to do with give someone the push give the elbow leave out in the cold kick someone in the teeth give someone the big E give someone the air affront humble shame mortify scratch offend scold snob swank slur chill ice duck upstage censure boycott burr ice out give someone a slap in the face put the chill on give the brushoff look coldly upon keep someone at arm's length kick in the teeth

Verb

To clear of or to free from guilt
exculpate absolve clear acquit exonerate free vindicate discharge excuse justify release pardon amnesty condone disculpate explain forgive rationalise rationalize remit let off wipe slate clean liberate relieve exempt find innocent declare innocent whitewash pronounce not guilty sanitise disburden sanitize let off hook deliver emancipate spare except set free dispense let go wipe off wink at let someone off blink at find not guilty let off the hook reprieve go easy on make allowances for warrant spring shrive overlook unbind unchain unfetter write off extenuate palliate let off easy unshackle disembarrass untangle wipe the slate clean deal leniently with have mercy on be merciful to make excuses for apologize for grant an amnesty to forgive and forget explain away redeem assoil unburden free from blame show mercy to be lenient to be lenient on divest loose rid disencumber lifeboat bleach launder lighten unleash strip make exempt accept discount wipe it off let up on gloze gloze over deodorise deodorize manumit uncage make allowance for let someone off with let it go by look the other way let something ride unguilt disenthrall disenthral enfranchise disimprison enlarge let out give absolution pass over grant amnesty take rap for allow to go allow to leave let loose send away turn loose set loose support legitimize licence merit let it go stop feeling malice towards feel no malice towards let bygones be bygones harbour no grudge against feel no resentment towards bear no malice bury the hatchet with turn other cheek not hold something against think no more of accept someone's apology turn a blind eye to bury the hatchet bear no malice towards kiss and make up stop feeling resentful towards turn a deaf ear to authorize qualify permit be grounds for legitimise license authorise defend cover for say in defense give the rationale behind argue for prove a case make a case for speak on behalf of plead for give an apologia for give reasons for speak for speak in support of be good reason for be a reason for offer grounds for be a justification for call for be a defence of entitle one to

Verb

To postpone or assign to a later time or date
shelve postpone defer delay suspend adjourn remit table reschedule prorogue mothball stay pigeonhole respite continue hold prolong sideline freeze put off hold over put back hold up put over hold off put on ice hold in abeyance lay over put aside hold off on put on hold carry over lay on the table stand over lay aside put in cold storage set aside slow up keep in abeyance take a rain check on put on back burner put on the back burner do later hang up tie up put to one side put off the evil day put off the evil hour file put on one side put on the bank burner stall interrupt discontinue break off terminate procrastinate retard bring to an end intermit dissolve stop halt protract cut short hang fire cease detain give rain check end call a halt to extend hold back arrest withhold put a stop to disband recess check prorogate put on the shelf pause waive slow finish hinder impede dally break up put in abeyance give a rain check call a halt park reserve put something on hold hold something in abeyance get across put across reprieve forestay hold something over put something off retain suppress cool it temporise temporize hang cool contain save take offline abort cut break keep block lengthen obstruct neglect leave renounce avoid cancel sever take a raincheck set back slow down leave off curtail cut off slow pedal suspend proceedings dawdle tarry linger dillydally loiter lag poke curb knock off take a break restrain let up come to an end take a recess take five take a breather bring to a halt bring to a close bring to a standstill stop dead stop short take a rain check take a breather from bar quit pink-slip omit inactivate can call it a day leave to another time drag one's feet put on a back burner rule out stave off push back lay off count out shut up put out of commission pack away decommission put into storage put an end to

Verb

To exclude or reject as a candidate or possibility
rule out exclude discard discount eliminate bar debar except abolish avert cancel forbid forestall forfend obviate preclude prevent prohibit proscribe recant reject revoke suspend ban bate deter count out leave out close out freeze out ward off not consider shut out stave off forget about put paid to close one's doors to disregard disallow omit ignore shut the door on throw out cut out set aside rule something out embargo ostracize blackball keep out refuse boycott veto bounce repudiate expel banish remove disbar black oust evict eject interdict get rid of disclude block send to Coventry not count estop refuse to admit put an embargo on occlude stop sideline ostracise drive out leave out in the cold miss out pass over force out blacklist prevent from entering put out lock out refuse admittance deny access to drop disqualify discharge waive cross out hinder inhibit impede restrain obstruct outlaw avoid restrict check halt fend off head off enjoin taboo hamper thwart foil put a stop to frustrate deprive disentitle make illegal deny nix ward help counteract intercept cool nip in the bud exile invalidate counter criminalize disenable foreclose freeze spike stymie criminalise defend against hold off anticipate hold up lock up interrupt arrest baulk put an end to deflect declare ineligible chill cork limit balk disable discontinue keep lid on turn aside make impossible pour cold water on place an embargo on shut off keep off hold back divert throw cold water on constrain render sentence doom forefend override circumvent shut out of exempt inveigh declare incapable leave out of account weed out mark off curb quit cease shunt look away shove aside turn turn from veer stay keep intervene interpose interfere make it impossible for make impracticable make it impracticable for let disadvise scare turn off damp save put a damper on talk out of pre-empt dampen act like a wet blanket unfit do away with get round take away make unnecessary prevent the occurrence of factor out bottle up box in hang up bring to screeching halt put half nelson on gridlock pass on jam up put down put chill on put a lock on put a stopper in zing kill tie up cover conceal mask hide disfellowship incapacitate veil shroud seclude not make the cut disfranchise eighty-six paralyze impair weaken paralyse close say no to blockade block out keep at arm's length screen beleaguer fence off refuse admission to stand in the way of give the cold shoulder to refuse entrance to vote against snub baffle stave retard repress dam refuse to employ steer clear of thumbs down consider undesirable hit list put on hit list keep at bay oppose withhold censor declare taboo shut down say no declare illegal give the red light to give the thumbs down to put the chill on put the kibosh on

Verb

To provide assuagement or palliation to
allay ease relieve alleviate reduce assuage calm diminish soothe dull lessen mitigate moderate mollify soften blunt decrease palliate abate check cushion quell quiet relax smooth compose deaden dispel lull temper appease banish dissipate help subdue destroy eliminate lenify pacify repress chase away drive away drive off lighten put to rest square take the edge off tone down cool out make nice reduce something play up to pour oil on take the bite out take the sting out still tranquilize cool tranquillize quieten settle placate attenuate dampen weaken salve stifle comfort suppress dilute lower damp curb ameliorate sweeten restrain control slake lullaby calm down becalm gentle modify satisfy smother quench muffle cure soft-pedal extinguish silence console heal reassure de-escalate conciliate sate solace propitiate balm extenuate overcome contain dwindle downsize slacken deplete resolve cheer mute improve mellow succor nurse damp down assure doctor succour hush ease off minimize curtail depress numb impair drop downscale ebb subside disarm dulcify tame remedy qualify reconcile settle down quiet down minimise benumb chill out modulate cool off buffer wind down free bolster lift smooth over throw cold water on put an end to make better attend to put a damper on pour cold water on give solace to let up quash steady satiate remit stop degrade depreciate cut erode taper stabilize content wane treat gratify absorb remove stabilise defuse dent shrink hearten slow fall kill fade thin quieten down stroke patch things up diffuse unburden make less uplift condole meliorate slack make peace with cauterize knock down cripple loose fix up pad gladden regulate rein aid assist anaesthetize relent adjust lay back encourage elevate disburden upraise facilitate cut down disintegrate rehabilitate anesthetize cheer up peter out cauterise obtund hold in put the lid on let up on buoy up dampen down support tail off bring comfort to take a load off make well keep in check put at ease buck up condole with take the sting out of put at rest address contract decrement commute pipe down fill surfeit excuse paralyse attend indulge fulfil mask reduce the force of nourish loosen dulcorate honey sugar cut back wear away roll back wear down put a stop to take sting out disempower chill fix untrouble ally discourage make weaker paralyze sedate collect admix shut down gruntle sap tranquillise release deter explain smooth down transmogrify switch revamp fulfill simmer down dispose tune down ease up make up blanket limit inhibit dash crush squelch cease rectify narrow subjugate insulate buttress seclude guard chasten water down get rid of demilitarise save neutralise rescue recover neutralize demilitarize stamp out fine tune make reasonable re-collect put down grease con pacificate rise above mend hebetate desensitise disable desensitize undermine enfeeble debilitate restrict cut off choke off cloud rock to sleep make smaller monkey around with constrain refresh crumble relaxed set right reduce the effect of discount prune take it easy take the edge impose peace upon butter up make peace restore harmony to mince break make less intense put damper on take the bite out of clear up temperate kiss and make up clear the air with bury the hatchet smooth someone's ruffled feathers dial down truncate abridge slash run interference for clear the way forward disengage speed up simplify promote make easier speed untighten expedite open the door further put a lid on iron out sort out smooth out clear the air take the heat make lighter decline recede meet halfway play down keep under control patch up brighten protect against pare down counteract put to rights sink give condolences to lighten burden empathize with commiserate with envigorate enliven sympathize with besoothe inspirit boost reanimate revitalise make one feel at ease give sympathy to quiet fears revitalize invigorate give a lift to commiserate punctuate vary defend against shield against disencumber empty levitate take uplight change shift jettison eradicate unload pall liss interrupt humour safeguard against prevent break up give respite to bring respite to humor win over bring an end to make bearable rehab medicate restore drop away die down die out phase down die away rachet down taper off fall away drop off grow less ratchet down drain away reduce weight put off throw out pour out amend take load off make matters up accede to somebody's demands cleanse make something bearable dose better disperse bring aid bring aid to treat successfully make whole restore to health minister to make healthy dissolve vanish disappear scatter evaporate evanesce dematerialize disband squander disassemble melt away clear out be dispelled spread melt into thin air run dry trim slim down mark down scale down make cutbacks in downgrade retrench devaluate pare axe bring down shorten whittle down deflate ax devalue cheapen hold back cut back on salami-slice retard clip shave step down write off hinder stay run down rationalize turn down write down consume minify constrict rationalise slow down deduct take down arrest take off waste halt make reductions in ease up on exhaust dam stem subtract block couch staunch adulterate enervate economize on squash stanch wreck ruin vitiate delay spoil dim dry up debase detain handicap trim back trim down devour undervalue tire decelerate revise tighten impede devalorize dock obstruct rebate knock off cut down on stall deteriorate hold up set back hamper decay postpone take away keep down round down keep back scale back mire retardate whittle away phase out loiter choke waste away interfere with eat away bog down rein in detract from ration scale something down spare take the edge off sth pillow whittle euphemize devitalize etiolate slenderize blur dip restraint make fewer muzzle rarefy offset subvert foreshorten demote downplay abbreviate keep it down decrease the volume extend lace sophisticate nose dive prostrate reduce punishment withstand oppose resist muddy up retrench on reduce greatly slim invalidate take pressure off make less strict make less formal mar take the heat off keep to a minimum keep at a minimum delete confine omit worsen lay off soak up chop crop compress cause to fall condense lower in price thin out lessen the impact of soften the impact of reduce the impact of lop off lop bring to a standstill rob from lower in value balance attune sugarcoat withdraw cut short concentrate shear economize soften up harsh economise bridle corrode amortise cast down harmonize prettify amortize drain take from mess up master set tone tune govern expend make light of debit abstract clog brake strike off eat gnaw spend incapacitate stun frustrate etherize chloroform KO drown unnerve stupefy injure freeze gas deprive dope inflect encumber abrade evacuate use up withhold minus allow bate lick defer budget cut roll down trim away milk slow up hamstring fine-tune alter adapt harmonise tweak reduce by take out decrease by knock out lay out weather keep a lid on clamp down on crack down on keep the lid on hold in check get under control nip in the bud slap down snuff out put back put to sleep draw back nibble rot fret trammel cumber burn bleed put out of order scrape away hang up close off down hesitate loaf back off falter crimp throw a monkey wrench in the works of baulk bog balk baffle bring to screeching halt shut off dawdle put a brake on throw a spanner in the works of flag poke fetter stunt suck dry impoverish bankrupt scour grind down eat away at bite bite at finish draw down draw play out lag chip away at eat into gnaw away at procrastinate embog reef wash up eat up dig into back-water hit the brakes lose speed put the brakes on lose steam let down flaps get in the way of keep waiting anchor it

Verb

To officially cancel (a decree, decision, or promise)
revoke cancel recall repeal rescind abolish abrogate annul countermand invalidate nullify quash retract reverse withdraw obviate renege abandon abort avoid call disclaim drop negate override overrule recant renounce repudiate scrap scrub set aside take back vacate void abjure backpedal counterorder deny disannul dismantle disown erase expunge forswear lift make void nix obliterate remove render invalid call back call off cry off declare null and void rub out wipe out back out of discharge take out veto disqualify suspend withcall unsay call in efface null discard cut omit purge delete undo edit black censor exclude elide kill dele blot out strike out cross out declare invalid X out strike down edit out blank out cancel out roll back cast aside black out ink out stamp out white out block out blue pencil render null and void x out blue-pencil stroke out sweep away put a line through put an end to snuff out root out overturn stop dissolve abate axe ax do away with discontinue disallow overthrow terminate vitiate rule against end ditch disaffirm dump break off backtrack on annihilate scratch make null and void halt forget alter desist postpone back out eliminate X-out give up reject renege on waive upset throw out torpedo go back on outvote neutralize offset zap renig ignore weasel out wash out neutralise bring to an end jettison relax declare pull in discount take off the market disestablish junk take away forget about shelve retreat refuse disregard disobey dishonour make ineffective back-pedal on backwater get off the hook raise dishonor KO blow go against wangle out refuse to fulfil watergate knock on the head do a U-turn on excuse oneself pull out beg off pull the plug crawl out of worm out opt out shoot down stand down throw over bottle up cork up shut down hush up put the lid on put damper on chop supersede deracinate subvert counteract dominate flout prevail defy defeat predominate check arrest cop out wimp out crap out remit get rid of countervail rebut trample underfoot ride roughshod over trample upon break nig confine counterbalance restrict compensate squash limit trash knock out finish off do in retire refute extinguish redline order back bring to naught call all bets off forget it counterpoise turf countercheck suppress belay redress get cold feet finish cease give something the chop chuck in rule out render inert go back on one's word wipe slate clean bring knock something on the head quit pull up interrupt cut short pack in change overset down prostrate knock it off call a halt lay off stop midstream cut off pull the plug on call it quits knock down bring down

Verb

To free or release from slavery

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To fail to include
omit drop exclude except miss cut bypass disregard elide preclude bar overleap overpass pretermit skip prohibit reject repudiate slight withhold leave out count out cut out dispense with factor out leave off pass by take out let slide miss out pass over shut out skip over cast aside fail to include fail to mention not bother give something a miss overlook ignore eliminate ban get rid of forgo debar rule out expel suspend bate discount freeze out waive disallow interdict oust disclude close out eject brush aside evict do without set aside throw out inveigh taboo exempt underlook not include weed out turn a blind eye to mark off leave out of account discard discharge delete erase slur forget relinquish renounce eschew give up let go throw out on your ear give the bum's rush kick out chuck out turf out boot out send packing neglect avoid cancel do away with abolish render needless abstain from put a stop to dispose of shake off give a miss skim over steer clear of pass up put an end to knock something on the head embargo ostracize blackball keep out refuse veto forbid boycott bounce proscribe disbar black banish remove block estop occlude stop sideline blacklist deny access to obviate ostracise prevent not count refuse to admit send to Coventry prevent from entering put out lock out put an embargo on ward off refuse admittance force out drive out shut the door on leave out in the cold close one's doors to disentitle deny disqualify shut off declare ineligible enjoin inhibit outlaw restrict prevent the occurrence of check thwart disfellowship override circumvent limit exile recant forestall forfend avert revoke deprive say no to shut out of deter refuse admission to stand in the way of give the cold shoulder to refuse entrance to not consider stave off put paid to forget about unfit incapacitate disable invalidate nix not make the cut disfranchise eighty-six disenable paralyze impair paralyse weaken cover conceal hide mask veil shroud seclude close obstruct discontinue screen beleaguer blockade block out fence off keep off keep at arm's length

Verb

(of time or an opportunity) To fail to take advantage of
lose squander waste forfeit miss pass up forego give up blow disregard drop ignore neglect botch bypass cede concede expend forgo fritter away let pass surrender waive withgo yield abandon drop the ball fail to grasp fail to take fail to take advantage of let go let slip lose out on pass over relinquish part with renounce sacrifice pay with hand over be deprived of be stripped of abdicate give pay for render turn over lay down cough up turn in give away let go of say goodbye to go without cast aside leave behind lose sight of lose track of take your eyes off deliver transfer convey give in devote consecrate dedicate pledge offer up set aside resign betray prostitute eschew spare overlook sign away kiss goodbye to sacrifice something kiss goodbye do without skip mislay misplace miscarry muff blunder flub avert slight fail to win miss out on pass on leave out fall short of trip up fail to seize fail to spot fail at deliver up give over leave grant entrust pass turn down reject forsake commit refuse submit spurn consign confer hand trust vest allow transmit delegate remit intrust lay aside put aside abjure provide assign offer relegate make over cast off come across with hand in dispense with forbear pay fork out let go by abnegate discard fork up repose confide commend forswear repudiate disown fork over step down from bequeath step aside from desert shed sign over disclaim supply yield up opt out disgorge bestow give back turn over to bestow on confer on decline recommend deny oneself brush aside hand something over dispense put down finish with set down let fall extend volunteer give over to proffer release dispose of immolate pass something up gift afford let someone have disinherit avoid shirk turn one's back on withdraw from bag it vacate bail out quitclaim free give something a miss pay out offer back return pay a tithe on tithe shell out settle up dish out lay out pay up furnish find feed fold communicate vouchsafe capitulate abalienate accord remise shift authorize deposit commission charge dispatch leave to invest promise allot authorise employ ordain destine allocate place apportion move engage present pony up stump up foot the bill ante up come up with make with give way defer postpone throw in the towel throw in the sponge delay stay remove shelve table suspend prorogue renege reserve ditch withdraw cast dump defray the cost of hold up refrain from hold off render up back down cut loose drop out kiss good-bye stand down swear off put off take the pledge take the oath quit cold turkey drop like hot potato

Verb

To forcefully or violently subdue
put down crush suppress quell quash squash subdue repress extinguish squelch annihilate defeat silence reject crack down on snuff out stamp out clamp down on slap down put an end to check end kill overcome abolish destroy put a stop to wipe out stifle curb get rid of stop terminate eliminate demolish conquer nip in the bud extirpate eradicate quench thwart clobber finish beat put the kibosh on blot out overwhelm remove inhibit exterminate arrest put the lid on scotch put out expunge weed out overpower frustrate vanquish control rout halt obliterate wreck devastate ruin sit on abate overthrow subjugate snow under erase stem deaden block out cut off do away with liquidate shut down smash rein in crack down rub out shatter raze banish stamp something out queer censure blow clamp down bring to screeching halt put an stop to torpedo hinder pour cold water on gain mastery over throttle throw cold water on limit gain control over cancel wipe from the face of the earth efface exsect clean up root out black out sweep away excise cut out uproot keep down clam cut short close up choke off settle say nothing censor dumb dull oppress swamp whelm prostrate overmaster floor break quelch ice reduce strangle restrain discontinue cow triumph over bridle force down blow away grind down bring someone to their knees bear down on constrain contain trample bottle dominate spike overturn clamp shush interrupt bury obscure master trample on drive underground govern smother moderate keep inside hold in hold down keep in lessen tone down quieten down lick mellow damp soften keep a lid on keep the lid on hold in check get under control hold back keep in check diminish put lid on put kibosh on bring to naught beat down pulverize bring to an end pull down disrupt put paid to undo wipe off the map wipe off the face of the earth finish off vaporize wrack cream tear down take away upset take out nuke do in desolate decimate waste pulverise vaporise total scrunch trash squish dampen still muffle mitigate decrease mute quieten allay blunt temper assuage alleviate tranquilize quiet cushion prevent soothe damp down lower ease tranquillize restrict obstruct block mollify calm muzzle weaken take the edge off regulate relieve cool hush impede gag discipline numb retard depress palliate benumb lull curtail lighten slow choke close bar shut up hamper pipe down dummy up paralyse paralyze blanket clog appease absorb mask attenuate stay stymie stall put a lid on occlude pacify drown do for jam dam order placate soft-pedal tongue-tie congest put a damper on stuff put the stopper on stop up fill get the better of regiment decrease the volume clog up hold up bung up compose plug up hold one's tongue impair withhold devitalize deny foil hold discourage keep incapacitate stun unnerve bring to a stop stupefy cauterize stultify humble abase bring to a halt tame buffer control strictly gentle anaesthetize bolster circumvent bring to a standstill scupper deter plug cauterise keep back anesthetize buttress dash intercept freeze counter baulk bottle up put damper on barricade catch get a grip on clot keep it down bung block up blockade fill up relax balk interfere with dry up take the sting out pull up stopper clam up hush-hush quiet down strike dumb hush one's mouth rein gum up turn down keep under control come down hard on chill sate desensitize slake fetter best surmount dish trammel cork confine pillow dispatch cloud debrief overawe sedate brake delay prevail over chasten cool it dispel modify dilute help satisfy daze narcotize obtund torpefy drug run down call a halt wrap up complete wind up conclude hush up rise above lenify chill out calm down settle down dampen down insulate pad seclude guard win against surfeit sweeten suspend punish dispirit sap desensitise render insensitive dullen gain control of reduce the effect of tread trouble ail dishearten demoralize deject dismay make nice bring to a close soak up pour oil on salve becalm lullaby mortify fix scrub sidetrack draw up drop brace bring up can fetch up shake sadden daunt enervate constrict measure slow down rule detain retain waive tread on obturate knock off put a brake on perturb chagrin bother weary distress debilitate cease stunt die squeeze dam up gibbet gunge up wring silt up noose weigh down demoralise bum out cast down refuse hold off on lay off keep hold of dim exhaust etherize chloroform KO injure gas deprive consume tire dope resolve adjust let up simmer down slacken modulate comfort reconcile dispose console tune down balm solace ease up make up cast a pall over staunch reclaim bust put on hold refuse to pay put on back burner put on ice put on the shelf pull in knock out lay out seal caulk water down put to sleep close out depreciate cut put out of order close off choke up stanch pack jam up shut off hold off neutralize forestall minimize make quiet ebb contravene obviate debar scuttle snooker invalidate derail minimise block off shut out stonewall discomfit repel nullify confound baffle de-escalate repulse spoil parry outwit rattle nobble checkmate manipulate manage organize systematize take the bite out ease off wind down blank neutralise counterplot disappoint cross make less intense methodize put a spoke in someone's wheel mess up take wind out of sails foul up cause setback screw up put end to stand in the way of put the mockers on upset one's apple cart louse up bring into line rule with a rod of iron keep a tight rein on systematise organise

Verb

Penalize for wrongdoing
punish discipline penalise penalize chastise chasten correct castigate abuse beat cane get lash mistreat murder scalp sentence thump wallop whip batter flog harm hurt injure misuse oppress scourge manhandle recompense visit admonish blacklist cuff debar defrock drop on execute exile expel fine immure incarcerate lecture mete out punishment to paddle rebuke reprimand reprove skin skin alive spank switch tear down train bring someone to book bring to book come down on make an example of slap someone's wrist teach someone a lesson attend to beat up do in give it to someone give someone what for rap knuckles rap someone's knuckles slap wrist crack down on give a going-over give a lesson to give someone the works give the works knock about rough up teach a lesson give a going over throw the book at come down on like a ton of bricks punish severely have someone's guts for garters thrash belt hammer strike whale hide tan birch baste lick pummel lambaste pound bash drub buffet hit maul pummelled pommel whup leather flagellate lambast lather slate bludgeon thresh work over slog whop tromp whap scold curry chide flail bung up flay mess up belabor horsewhip strap pelt belabour club give someone a hiding bat lace slash fib do upbraid berate take to task punch out smack attack clout clobber whack censure lay into reprehend objurgate reproach cowhide rawhide excoriate punch slam cudgel slap condemn tell off call down criticize beat the living daylights out of carpet knock deal with trounce dress down trash bruise tongue-lash larrup tick off smash give someone a dressing-down criticise afflict amerce lace into have a go at rake over the coals paste rag destroy crush thwack assail keelhaul rate assault score jaw rap break rap over the knuckles give someone a roasting scorch pulverize sock trim slug lam rant at give someone a rocket bawl out whomp shellac smother bang rail at give someone a good hiding chew out give a hiding tan someone's hide rain blows on ream out pitch into haul over the coals rail against maltreat read the riot act box pulverise sanction curse torment dock overwhelm rout mulct torture denounce remonstrate with blast impose defeat judge bullwhip revile terrorize harass slaughter annihilate diss deck bollock vituperate smite scathe best quirt flame terrorise hit with exact a penalty from slap with wreck marmalize cream bury fulminate against put on the mat massacre worst flatten smoke demolish disable blister roll crucify tank tonk biff welt bop drum pan lacerate ram swat skunk bomb dust own plug give someone a drubbing defeat utterly give someone a telling-off slag off blow away take a stick to be victorious over put down snow under give someone a bollocking blow out rip into walk all over make mincemeat of whip someone's hide tan one's hide lay one on walk over knock around bring someone to their knees run rings around maim beat hollow triumph over blow out of the water blow up at do over give a talking-to give someone an earful mutilate let someone have it wipe the floor with get the better of mash jump down one's throat mangle take to the cleaners win a resounding victory over take a strap to tear off a strip kill give someone a rollicking knock into the middle of next week turn inside out tear into sort out ground scapegoat crack chin yerk harangue flop flutter flap ferule tap fill in paddlewhack dust someone's britches warm someone's seat wax yell at have words rap across the knuckles severely reprimand thong stripe discipline someone for repress soften exprobate try suppress subjugate smear deride call over the coals roast lash into have your knife in strafe wound damage slipper disfigure contuse cripple lame deface brutalize dash against aim blows at brutalise tear a strip off have on the carpet impair incapacitate gash graze scud skelp scratch put out cause pain to total cut bang up pinch scrape cause injury to give someone a hot bottom put over one's knee give someone a licking put someone over your knee blip flax give somebody a hiding warm someone's bottom beat the living daylights out of someone take disciplinary action against handicap inflict plague blame put on the carpet imprison wreak befall decry reprobate lay down the law devastate trouble harrow disparage deplore deprecate impose penalty inflict a penalty on impose a sentence on inflict handicap bump ruin ravage impact bother slag dis dispraise anathematize execrate disapprove inveigh against fault award a penalty against impose a penalty on put at disadvantage jerk shake whisk arraign find fault with descend on avenge descend upon force upon pain bring down on send up point finger at frame pronounce hang something on depreciate belittle denunciate blow whistle on proscribe give something a bad press send up the river thumbs down on pin it on name put away give someone a bad press lay at one's door adjudge let have it wear out beset burden bedevil charge levy put exact cause suffering to sting assess sconce impose a fine on pay through the nose throw book at make pay confiscate extort punish by fining seize tax sequestrate monster savage wig row rail potshot ream scarify pull up give someone a caning give someone a mouthful give someone a wigging send someone away with a flea in their ear slap on the wrist give a rocket give someone hell criticize severely give someone some stick jump on rap someone the knuckles drag over the coals slap down give someone a row lay out give someone a rating lean on vilify pillory rubbish denigrate bag malign bad-mouth blow up cut up skewer run down pull apart asperse nag light into impugn besmirch slur pull to pieces pick holes in cast aspersions on derogate rip give a piece of one's mind rollick animadvert on take to pieces vituperate against pour scorn on find fault sledge declaim sail into give a bad press to fulminate call on the carpet insult take apart hit out at take someone to task shoot down pick to pieces cut down nitpick about throw brickbats at rap someone over the knuckles accuse carp go on at check inveigh rant disapprove of carp at slander talk to give some stick to rage calumniate traduce take down fustigate scorn kick up a stink about take to the woodshed rave at stigmatize call to account defame storm slang thunder growl caution protest cavil tear to pieces come down hard on monish stigmatise lesson zap cavil at go for the jugular chew someone out tear apart nag at give flak to nit-pick bag on express disapproval of slap someone on the wrist lash out at go on about pick at kick up a fuss about lampoon contemn taunt remonstrate ridicule libel backbite discredit ostracise ostracize animadvert discourse orate perorate recriminate preach rake speak out object complain speak nitpick jawbone mouth off expostulate fume tie into rave spout get after make a stand vociferate beat up on expostulate about climb all over swear at cuss out do a number on shout at objurate pass strictures upon declaim against give one hell jump all over strongly criticize kick draw the line throw shade get at speak to slap on wrist rap on knuckles sound off mouth off about tell a thing or two go after scoff at put someone on the hot seat make a fuss about crawl all over put someone on the griddle burn someone's ears do down tear to shreds nitpick over pin someone's ears back find lacking reprimand severely let fly round on brand lash out refute pull someone up hit out attask exprobrate give a tongue-lashing argue with assault verbally disagree with satirize threap pile in moralise moralize despise warn start on start in harsh rebuff incriminate satirise adjure advise counsel take on take chew fry oppose rank on give going-over ding notice glue forewarn hoist reject read out look askance pick apart jump on one's case bite someone's head off snap someone's head off slight rake over coals criticize harshly fluff dishonor dishonour disgrace dress-down jack up sit on offend lance incise pass judgment jump down someone's throat tear someone a new one give someone a dressing down give someone a telling off give piece of mind give tongue-lashing give somebody a piece of one's mind prosecute minimize discount have words with blacken someone's reputation cast a slur on give someone a carpeting eat out criticize hatefully impeach indict complain about lay on give comeuppance give bad press cut to bits persecute give something a battering weigh into do a hatchet job on give someone bondi take somebody to task take down a peg give a hard time get on burn one's ears have someone on the carpet keep after rag on carp on send someone away with a flea in his lower the boom give the dickens call to task point the finger at give the devil criticize strongly be hard on pick on ride zing hose miscall minimise give someone stick bring to account protest against bluster huff be rude to call names blow off cut to the quick run something down show up charge with protest strongly dump on menace intimidate take a stand trash-talk call someone names throw shade at thunder against rage against make a protest rant about vociferate about animadvert upon vilipend give a black eye protest strongly at remonstrate about challenge bushwhack tackle sic sick raid rush rant and rave rile make a stand against take issue with