(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. send away; discharge, liberate, disband; cancel (law). See nullification, ejection, liberation.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To send away]
Syn. discard, reject, decline, repel, repudiate, dispatch, disband, detach, send off, pack off, cast off, cast out, relinquish, dispense with, disperse, dissolve, adjourn, recess, remove, expel, eject, abolish, relegate, supersede, push aside, shed, slough off, do without, have done with, brush aside, brush away, set aside, disregard, discount, put out of one's mind, dispose of, sweep away, clear, rid, rout, chase, bundle, chase out, run out, drive out, turn out, show out, force out, lock out, shut out, let out, release, excuse, ostracize, exclude, blackball, dispossess, dethrone, boycott, exile, expatriate, banish, outlaw, deport, excommunicate, get rid of, send packing*, drop*, brush off*, kick out*, give the gate*, write off*, pitch overboard*, chuck out*, boot out*, hustle out*, give the air*, read out of*, send abroad*, send to Coventry*; see also refuse .
Ant. retain*, keep, admit.
2. [To remove an employee]
Syn. discharge, give notice, let go, lay off, fire, displace, terminate, replace, oust, pension off, suspend, remove, disemploy, recall, impeach, unseat, drop, disqualify, cashier, can*, bounce*, sack*, ax*, bust*, boot out*, send packing, give one's walking papers*, give the ax*, give the boot*, give the sack*; see also oust .
Ant. hire*, employ, engage.
See Synonym Study at eject .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. let go send away, discharge, release, turn out, expel, rid, excuse, dispense with, free, banish, clear, oust, evict.
2. fire lay off, *give the axe, *give the boot, *give walking papers, *send packing, *show the door, *give pink slip, terminate, *can, *sack, set adrift, *bounce.
3. put out of one's mind dispel, disregard, banish, *pooh-pooh.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To end the employment or service of: cashier, discharge, drop, release, terminate. Informal: ax, fire, pink-slip. Slang: boot1, bounce, can, sack1. Idioms: give someone his or her walking papers, give someone the ax, give someone the gate, give someone the pink slip, let go, show someone the door. See KEEP. 2. To direct or allow to leave: sen'd (away). Idioms: send about one's business, send packing, show someone the door. See KEEP. 3. To put out by force: bump, eject, evict, expel, oust, throw out. Informal: chuck. Slang: boot1 (out), bounce, kick out. Idioms: give someone the boot, give someone the heave-ho (or old heave-ho), send packing, show someone the door, throw out on one's ear. See KEEP. 4. To cease consideration or treatment of: drop, give over, give up, skip. Idioms: have done with, wash one's hands of. See KEEP. 5. To rid one's mind of: banish, cast out, dispel, shut out. See KEEP. 6. To be unwilling to accept, consider, or receive: decline, refuse, reject, spurn, turn down. Slang: nix. Idiom: turn thumbs down on. See ACCEPT.

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