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dismiss (someone or something) as (something)

To reject something as something. The studio may dismiss me as a dumb blonde, but I'll show them how versatile an actress I can be! The candidate dismissed that negative news story 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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That would have allowed the Delhi Police to dismiss him.
Calendared cases: A motion to dismiss should be filed in all Sec.
RECENT CASE LAW shows a trend to dismiss claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against outside CPAs who did not participate in the management or operation of client companies.
So in some eases, the court will not simply dismiss the case, but let the jury decide, Chief Justice Judith S.
would be willing to dismiss its lawsuit against the city if ``all disputes regarding Dos Vientos ranch, including outside lawsuits'' are dismissed against the developers.
Nasdaq:JDAS) announced today that the plaintiff in a shareholder derivative complaint against certain current and former directors and officers of JDA, with JDA as a nominal defendant, has voluntarily agreed to dismiss the lawsuit.
Under a bipartisan blueprint for the trial, the Senate had deferred until this week votes on whether to call witnesses or dismiss the two articles of impeachment against Clinton.
Merix filed a motion to dismiss in March 2005, which was granted in September 2005 without prejudice to the plaintiffs' right to re-file.
On February 25, 2000, the court granted the Board's motion to dismiss the complaint.
At that point, senators will have a chance to vote whether to dismiss the case, seek testimony from witnesses or, if both those efforts fail, to vote to convict or acquit the president on the articles of impeachment.
Insmed Incorporated (Nasdaq:INSM): On June 9, 2006, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong) granted Insmed's Motion to Dismiss the Complaint filed by Tercica, Inc.
Circuit Court of Appeals revived Morales' appeal in June, saying federal courts cannot dismiss such appeals by relying on a state rule that is unclear or inconsistently applied.
The ACLJ filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case on behalf of 47 members of Congress in support of the federal government's request to dismiss the suit.
If the Quartz Hill High School graduate successfully completes his probation by staying out of trouble, prosecutors will dismiss the animal-cruelty charge to keep his record clean.