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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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77, he wrote that the Chief Executive would at all times be "liable to impeachment, trial, dismission from office, incapacity to serve in any other, and to the forfeiture of life and estate by subsequent prosecution in the common course of law."(26) Gouverneur Moms of Pennsylvania, an influential delegate to the Constitutional Convention, agreed: "A conclusive reason for making the Senate instead of the Supreme Court the Judge of impeachments, was that the latter was to try the President after the trial of the impeachment."(27) The debates and writings of the time are laden with suggestions that the President, as the sole head of the executive branch, could face criminal prosecution only after being removed from office through noncriminal impeachment proceedings in the House and Senate.
Upon the students' return they learned that they had been placed under a "gag order." Refusing to submit to what they regarded as a groundless policy, fifty-one students, the majority of the seminary's population, asked for and were granted honorable dismission. These students spent most of the 1834-35 school year affirming their commitment to antislavery activity by working among Cincinnati's free black community.
At the recesses and at dismission, this marching is repeated." Tomlinson appointed the monitors each month in a competition arranged by grade, each grade receiving one monitor, the criteria for selection being achievement in "scholarship and deportment." As a symbol of distinction and authority, the head monitor wore a "costly gold medal" presented during a formal ceremony in the school's Calisthenic Hall "in the presence of many visitors." The result of the new discipline was an extraordinary control over the actions of each student exercised not by the teacher personally but by the rules of the institution acting through students who held appointments as monitors.
As the public generally suffers at the end of a war, by the sudden dismission of a great number of soldiers and seamen, who, having contracted a habit of idleness, and finding themselves without employment and the means of subsistence, engage in desperate courses, and prey upon the community; it was judged expedient to provide an opening, through which these unquiet spirits might exhale without damage to the commonwealth.
For a dismission of measures of processor speed, see Cole et al., "Quality-Adjusted Price Indexes,' pp.
Persons moving away from Richmond, without getting letters of dismission, would write back to their friends and request them to obtain letters and forward them.
To reverse and undo what has been done by a predecessor is very often considered by a successor, as the best proof he can give of his own capacity and desert; and, in addition to this propensity, where the alteration has been the result of public choice, the person substituted is warranted in supposing, that the dismission of his predecessor has proceeded from a dislike to his measures, and that the less he resembles him the more he will recommend himself to the favor of his constituents.