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dismiss (someone or something) as (something)

To reject someone or something by viewing or designating it in a particular way. The studio may dismiss me as a dumb blonde, but I'll show them how versatile an actress I can be! The candidate dismissed the negative report about him as a total fabrication.
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dismiss someone

(from something ) (for something) to discharge someone from employment for some reason; to fire someone from a job for some cause. We will have to dismiss him from employment for absenteeism. She was dismissed from the bank for making many errors in one month.

dismiss something as something

to put something out of one's mind or ignore something as something. (The second something can be a noun or an adjective.) I dismissed the whole idea as foolishness. It was not possible to dismiss the whole matter as a one-time happening. Molly dismissed the whole event as accidental.
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In dismissing the attorney general lawsuit, Levi referenced several previous federal court rulings and agreed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has "exclusive control over every aspect of the sale and transmission of wholesale energy.
As stated by Judge Brent Adams in dismissing the case, "(S)tate law may not be applied as to impose damages on (DTCC).
In dismissing the lawsuit, Judge Gorton accepted and adopted the recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Marianne B.
After dismissing the RICO claims, the Court declined to retain jurisdiction over the remaining state law claims and therefore dismissed the remaining claims on a without prejudice basis.
BCE"), has filed an application with the Supreme Court of Canada seeking leave to appeal the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissing both lawsuits as failing to disclose a reasonable cause of action.
The Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's decision dismissing the lawsuits as failing to disclose a reasonable cause of action.
As Mylan's prior press releases indicated, on September 30, 2003, the court signed an order dismissing all claims against Mylan, but later rescinded that dismissal and gave the plaintiffs additional time to oppose Mylan's dismissal.