What does the word dismiss mean?

Usage examples for dismiss

  1. " No. I do not ask you to dismiss him abruptly. – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  2. I have only discovered it lately, and intend to dismiss him as soon as I get a new assistant. – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed
  3. Should the colonel dismiss him, all's over with him. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann