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Bestow Curse states in the spell description that Remove Curse can... remove the curse. We also have the mention in the description of Greater Restoration that states that the spell can remove a curse.

Can Dispel Magic also remove a curse imposed by Bestow Curse?

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Dispel Magic works

Bestow Curse is not an intantaneous effect, but one that requires concentration. Therefore the spell can be dispelled using Dispel Magic or similar means. The section about casting Bestow Curse at higher levels even mentions being eligible for dispelling for 9th level:

If you use a 9th level spell slot, the spell lasts until it is dispelled.[PHB, p. 218]

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I think it's worth noting that a spell is considered the level of the spell slot used and the mechanics for removing a curse from Bestow Curse 4th level+ are different than when cast at 3rd level, unless an equal level of Dispel Magic is cast. \$\endgroup\$ – lightcat Jan 12 at 6:01
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It should be able to remove it

The description of Dispel Magic states:

Choose one object, creature, or magic effect within range. Any spell of 3rd level or lower on the target ends.

Bestow Curse is a 3rd Level Spell so it should apply here.
Remove Curse also ends the spell early, but RAW does not state this is the ONLY thing that will end it.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Don't forget that a spell is considered the level of the spell slot used to cast it. This would need to be taken into account for both the Bestow Curse and Dispel Magic spells. \$\endgroup\$ – lightcat Jan 12 at 6:15

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