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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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Clinton, disorderly conduct, subsequent offense, guilty, filed; disturbing the peace, subsequent offense, dismissed; resisting arrest, dismissed; assault, dismissed.
1R, Haverhill, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, dismissed prior to arraignment.
Essentially there are charges that were dismissed that are being appealed.
For all of the foregoing reasons, Judge Cahn dismissed the case.
As of September 30, 2006, the claims related to more than 3,000 alleged VIOXX users have been dismissed before being scheduled for trial.
Robertson, 24, of the Worcester County House of Correction, fugitive from justice on a court warrant, dismissed, serving time in New Hampshire.
The district court dismissed the case, finding it was "patently frivolous, implausible, and devoid of merit.
The case was dismissed by stipulation on December 15, 2000.
Lancaster Superior Court Judge Carol Koppel dismissed the lawsuit Friday under a statute that guards against suits intended to inhibit citizens from exercising their political rights - called Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, attorneys said.
This means juries will now get to hear cases that were previously dismissed simply by motion, and decide for themselves whether the assailant was able to attack because the property owner was negligent.
WASHINGTON -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), specializing in constitutional law, said it is pleased a federal appeals court has dismissed as moot a case against the City of San Diego challenging the Mt.
Fontes, 25, of 119 Macintosh Lane, Fitchburg, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, dismissed; uninsured motor vehicle, dismissed upon payment of $100 in court costs; miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violations, not responsible.
After prosecutors dismissed the original charges in September 1998, the case was refiled when results of DNA tests showed that blood found in the garage of a Palmdale house where the defendant was living was that of the victim, Portillo said.
The plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit two weeks before the scheduled hearing on JDA's motion to dismiss.
1West, Fall River, uttering a false check, dismissed; larceny by check over $250, dismissed; larceny over $250, dismissed.