What does "dismissed " mean in this sentences?

Roosevelt achieved a powerful mandate in his election and the Lend-Lease law. Nevertheless traditional forces of aloofness and separate-ness could not be dismissed, so it was impossible to say how far down the road that risked war the American people were prepared to go, or how far they could be led.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It refers not to be left out or removed from the subject matter. 

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  • Judy
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Disregarded. . . . . .

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A new account, eh? This one will also be dismissed.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In this sense, dismissed means either ignored or overlooked.

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  • 1 month ago

    So you still haven't been able to lay your hands on a dictionary?

    As I said before, all the words that you have asked about are common words in daily use, and they have been used in the book you're reading in their normal meanings. None of them is technical or confusing.

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  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Ignored.............

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  • 1 month ago

    If means they could not be disregarded (ignored) without potential negative consequences.

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