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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 or something) out of hand

1. To reject, deny, or refuse to listen to someone or something right away, without due discussion or consideration. She's so stubborn that she just dismissed my suggestion out of hand. We'd like to try some alternative treatments. They're a bit unconventional, but please don't dismiss them out of hand. The police dismissed me out of hand when I went to report the crime.
2. To terminate someone's employment without due discussion or consideration. The company dismissed him out of hand when it came to light that he had been accepting bribes. The senator dismissed her aide out of hand for what she said to the press.
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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.
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.
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.
1West, Fall River, uttering a false check, dismissed; larceny by check over $250, dismissed; larceny over $250, dismissed.