dismiss (someone or something) as (something)

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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 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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While the classic detective seeks the certain path, the one right way, LaBas the Neo-Hoodoo detective is learning to live in a spatial amalgamation on the borderline, for it is only in this space that Reed's vision of multiculturalism can be realized and difference embraced (rather than repressed or dismissed as "pathological").
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.