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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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Lott was less harsh in his appraisal, although he also predicted the motion to dismiss would be defeated.
That means the prosecutors must win three votes, including a vote to dismiss, before the first witness is called.
In its amicus brief filed with the federal district court, the ACLJ urged the court to dismiss the suit.
In arguing to dismiss the special circumstance allegation, Asher contended Clark went beyond his duty to check on Tuffree, who told Clark at his kitchen window that he wanted to be left alone.
In so doing, the Court specifically noted that it was not ruling on several additional grounds advanced by the Company to dismiss WWE's RICO claim.
Rothken, "Torrentspy has filed a Motion to Dismiss the federal lawsuit on Monday arguing, amongst other things, that it does not link to Hollywood's copyrighted works, it has cooperated with Hollywood in removing objectionable links to dot torrent files, it does not actively promote copyright infringment, and it cannot be held 'tertiary' liable for visitors' conduct that occurs away from its web search engine.
Employment discrimination complaint On March 29, 1999, the Board filed a motion to dismiss the action.
WASHINGTON -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), specializing in constitutional law, today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in federal court in Sacramento, California on behalf of 47 members of Congress in support of the federal government's request to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of our national motto, "In God We Trust.
The Liberation Funds amended their proxy statement to address and respond to Bally's claims and then moved to dismiss the preliminary injunction proceeding as moot.
Significantly, Judge White dismissed this case based on the arguments MasterCard and other defendants made in motions to dismiss, the earliest stage in which a case can be dismissed.
NEW YORK -- The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) today applauded the decision by Nevada's Second Judicial District Court in Reno to dismiss the Nanopierce Technologies Inc.
On December 7, 1998, the Board filed a motion to dismiss the petition.
Bowler that the District Court dismiss the case without prejudice for reasons set forth in her comprehensive, 73-page, decision on defendants' motion to dismiss.
On March 2, 1998, the Board filed a motion to dismiss the action.