HyperDic: remove

English > 9 senses of the word remove:
VERBchangeremove, take, take away, withdrawremove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
socialremoveremove from a position or an office
possessionremove, get rid ofdispose of
socialremove, take out, move outcause to leave
motionremove, transfershift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
changeremove, absentgo away or leave
socialremove, murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish offkill intentionally and with premeditation
changeremove, take awayget rid of something abstract
NOUNattributeremovedegree of figurative distance or separation
remove > pronunciation
Rhymesapprove ... prove: 10 rhymes with uwv...
English > remove: 9 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningdegree of figurative distance or separation.
Example"just one remove from madness"or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy"
BroaderdistanceThe property created by the space between two objects or points
English > remove: 9 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
ModelThey want to remove the doors
  • "remove a threat"
  • "remove a wrapper"
  • "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"
Synonymstake, take away, withdraw
Entailed bydig, dig outcreate by digging
dustRemove the dust from
NarrowerablateRemove an organ or bodily structure
amputate, cut offRemove surgically
aspirate, draw out, suck outRemove as if by suction
bailRemove (water) from a vessel with a container
bail out, bale outRemove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side
bone, deboneRemove the bones from
brushRemove with or as if with a brush
bur, burrRemove the burrs from
burlRemove the burls from cloth
carve outRemove from a larger whole
chip away, chip away atRemove or withdraw gradually
circumcisecut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys
clean, pickRemove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
cleanRemove shells or husks from
cleanRemove while making clean
clean, stripRemove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
clear, clear upFree (the throat) by making a rasping sound
clear off, clear awayremove from sight
condenseRemove water from
crumbRemove crumbs from
de-iodinateRemove iodine from
de-ionateRemove ions from
decalcifyRemove calcium or lime / lime from
decarbonize, decarbonise, decarburize, decarburise, decokeRemove carbon from (an engine)
decorticateRemove the cortex / cortex of (an organ)
defangRemove the fangs / fangs from
defuseRemove the triggering device from
degasRemove gas from
dehornprevent the growth of horns of certain animals
delete, cancelRemove or make invisible
delouseFree of lice
demineralize, demineraliseRemove the minerals or salts from
desorbRemove from a surface on which it is adsorbed
detoxify, detoxicateRemove poison from
dig, delve, cut into, turn overTurn up, loosen, or remove earth
dischargeRemove the charge from
disembowel, eviscerate, drawRemove the entrails of
dislodge, freeRemove or force out from a position
draw, take outtake liquid out of a container or well
draw, pull, pull out, get out, take outBring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
drawCause to flow
draw off, draw away, pull offRemove by drawing or pulling
dredgeRemove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water
eliminateRemove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations
enucleateRemove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover
enucleateRemove the nucleus from (a cell)
epilate, depilateRemove body hair
excavate, dig, hollowRemove the inner part or the core of
exenterateRemove the contents of (an organ)
expectorate, clear out, drive outclear out the chest and lungs
extirpatesurgically remove (an organ)
extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, rip out, tear outRemove, usually with some force or effort
flickRemove with a flick (of the hand)
gutRemove the guts of
harvestRemove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation
headRemove the head of
hullRemove the hulls from
husk, shellRemove the husks from
hypophysectomize, hypophysectomiseRemove the pituitary glands
knock outDestroy or break forcefully
ladle, lade, ladenRemove with or as if with a ladle
leach, stripRemove substances from by a percolating liquid / liquid
leachCause (a liquid / liquid) to leach or percolate
liftRemove from a surface
liftRemove from a seedbed or from a nursery
liftTake off or away by decreasing
muckRemove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine
pickRemove in small bits
pit, stoneremove the pits from
pulltake away
reamRemove by making a hole or by boring
resect, evisceratesurgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
scale, descaleRemove the scales from
scalpRemove the scalp of
scavenge, cleanRemove unwanted substances from
scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take uptake out or up with or as if with a scoop
seedRemove the seeds from
shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, dropGet rid of
shellRemove from its shell or outer covering
shuckRemove the shucks from
shuckRemove from the shell
skim, skim off, cream off, creamRemove from the surface
spoonscoop up or take up with a spoon
stemRemove the stem from
stringRemove the stringy parts of
strip, dismantleTake off or remove
stripremove a constituent from a liquid
strip, undress, divest, disinvestRemove (someone's or one's own) clothes
stripRemove the surface from
stripStrip the cured leaves from
take away, take outtake out or remove
take away, bear off, bear away, carry away, carry offRemove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state
take offtake away or remove
take outRemove something from a container or an enclosed space
tear away, tear off, rip offrip off violently and forcefully
tipRemove the tip from
tusk, detuskRemove the tusks of animals
unburden, disburdenTake the burden off
undocktake (a ship) out of a dock
unhingeRemove the hinges from
unpack, take outRemove from its packing
unsaddle, offsaddleRemove the saddle from
unstringRemove the strings from
unveilRemove the cover from
wash, wash out, wash off, wash awayRemove by the application of water or other liquid / liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
wear away, wear offdiminish, as by friction
weedClear of weeds
winnow, fanBlow away or off with a current of air
wipe off, wipe awayRemove by wiping
withdraw, draw, take out, draw offRemove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
Spanishapartar, copar, eliminar, extirpar, llevar, quitar, remover, retirar, sacar, suprimir, tomar
Catalanapartar, copar, eliminar, emportar-se, extirpar, llevar, retirar, suprimir, treure
Nounsremoval, remotionthe act of removing
removera solvent that removes a substance (usually from a surface)
English > remove: 9 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningRemove from a position or an office.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Narrowerbenchtake out of a game / game / game
displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminateTerminate the employment of
dropterminate an association with
invalidForce to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen
oust, throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out, expelRemove from a position or office
pull offCause to withdraw
unseatRemove from political office
winkle outForce from a place or position
Spanishalejar, apartar, eliminar, extirpar, quitar, retirar, sacar, suprimir
Catalanallunyar, apartar, bandejar, eliminar, extirpar, suprimir, treure
Nounsremovaldismissal from office
English > remove: 9 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningdispose of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymget rid of
NarrowercullRemove something that has been rejected
deaerate, de-aerateRemove air or gas from
decaffeinateRemove caffeine from (coffee)
decarbonateRemove carbon dioxide from
decerebrateRemove the cerebrum from (a human body)
dechlorinateRemove chlorine from (water)
defatRemove the fat / fat from
defibrinateRemove fibrin from (blood)
degreaseRemove grease or oil from (a pan)
deionizeRemove ions from
delistremove (a security) from listing at a stock exchange
delocalizeRemove from the proper or usual locality
deoxygenateRemove oxygen from (water)
destainRemove stain from (a laboratory specimen) to enhance contrast
desulfurize, desulphurizeRemove sulfur from
detickFree (a pet) of ticks
deveinRemove the dark dorsal vein of (a shrimp)
discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put awaythrow or cast away
dump, ditchsever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly
fettleRemove mold marks or sand from (a casting)
flensestrip the blubber or skin from (a whale or seal)
fleshRemove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture
kernRemove a portion of space between (adjacent letters)
pithRemove the pith from (a plant)
scumRemove the scum from
slough offDiscard as undesirable
unbridleRemove the bridle from (a horse or mule)
unmuzzleRemove the muzzle from (a dog)
weed out, comb outRemove unwanted elements
work offCause to go away through effort or work
Spanishapartar, deshacerse, eliminar, extirpar, quitar, remover, retirar, suprimir
Catalanapartar, desfer-se de, desfer-se, eliminar, extirpar, suprimir, treure
Nounsremovalthe act of removing
English > remove: 9 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningCause to leave.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymstake out, move out
Cause tomoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Narrowercall intake a player out of a game / game / game in order to exchange for another player
clearRemove (people) from a building
estrangeRemove from customary environment or associations
Spanishapartar, eliminar, extirpar, quitar, retirar, sacar, suprimir
Catalanapartar, eliminar, extirpar, retirar, suprimir, treure
English > remove: 9 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningshift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
  • "He removed his children to the countryside"
  • "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"
  • "remove a case to another court"
NarrowerexfiltrateTransfer secretly out of an area under enemy control
Broadertransfer, shiftMove around
Spanishapartar, eliminar, extirpar, suprimir, transferir, trasladar
Catalanapartar, eliminar, extirpar, suprimir, traslladar
English > remove: 9 senses > verb 6, change
Meaninggo away or leave.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Broaderdisappear, vanish, go awayGet lost, as without warning or explanation
English > remove: 9 senses > verb 7, social
Meaningkill intentionally and with premeditation.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsmurder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off
Narrowerburkemurder without leaving a trace on the body
executemurder in a planned fashion
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishasesinar, borrar, cargarse, despachar, echarse, eliminar, matar, matar violentamente, quitar de enmedio
Catalanassassinar, carregar-se, eliminar, treure de'n mig
English > remove: 9 senses > verb 8, change
MeaningGet rid of something abstract.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"
Synonymtake away
Narrowerwash awayEliminate
Spanishalejarse, alejar, dejar, quitar
Catalanallunyar-se, deixar

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