'Expelled' Vs 'dismissed'

Mehrgan

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Hi there,

I checked my Activator dictionary and some webpages but didn't get much about the differences while I see people use them to suggest different things. May I know some basic differences please?
 

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Mehrgan in the simplest cases:

'Expelled' is used when a student or pupil is 'expelled' from university/college/school. The student was expelled for violent conduct. Termination. No further right to participate.

'Dismissed is used for employees. The employee was dismissed with immediate effect. Their employment contract was terminated. To be fired = to be dismissed = to lose your job.

In most cases 'dismissed' relates to employment while expelled relates to membership or participation.

But there are other uses.

Troops (soldiers) are dismissed from parade or from a meeting with an officer.
You may dismiss the notion as it isn't going to happen.
The judge dismissed the case due to lack of evidence.
I dismissed the thought from my mind.

Expelled equally:

He expelled breath trying to control his anger.
He was expelled from the Labour party.

HTH
 
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