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remove

re·move

remove

 
pronunciation:
rih muv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: remove, removed, removing
definition 1: to take away from a place or position.
When they come to install the new refrigerator, they'll remove the old one.He removed everything from the shelf and wiped it with a cloth.The security guards removed the protesters from the auditorium.She desperately wished to remove herself from the situation.
synonyms:
displace, take, withdraw
antonyms:
add, enter, insert, replace
similar words:
dislodge, doff, draw, efface, empty, evacuate, expel, move, oust
definition 2: to shift (something) from one position to another.
I removed the plants to the dining room where they would get more light.
synonyms:
move, relocate, shift, transfer, transplant
similar words:
change, displace, draw, move over, switch
definition 3: to take off (clothing).
She was so cold in the room that she never removed her coat.
synonyms:
doff, shed, strip
antonyms:
don, put on
similar words:
cast, change
definition 4: to dismiss or force to leave office or employment.
The corrupt mayor was removed from office.The president was forced to remove two of his cabinet members from their posts.
synonyms:
depose, discharge, dismiss, displace, fire, oust, terminate, unseat
antonyms:
appoint, install
similar words:
dethrone, eject, purge, topple
definition 5: to get rid of; eliminate.
This product removes paint very easily.The stain was set in, and I couldn't remove it.
synonyms:
dispose of, efface, eliminate, expunge, purge
similar words:
abolish, amputate, annihilate, blot out, delete, dispel, doff, edit, eradicate, exhaust, exterminate, extirpate, liquidate, obliterate
definition 6: to murder or assassinate.
They uncovered a plot to remove the king.
synonyms:
assassinate, execute, liquidate, murder
similar words:
annihilate, destroy, purge
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to change residence or address from one place to another.
The family is removing to Boston in August.
synonyms:
move, relocate, transfer
similar words:
move on
definition 2: to go away.
synonyms:
depart, leave, repair
similar words:
evacuate, retreat, vacate
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of removing.
synonyms:
disposal, relocation, removal, withdrawal
definition 2: the extent to which a person, place, or thing is separated from another.
synonyms:
distance, estrangement, separation
definition 3: psychological or intellectual distance from something or someone.
synonyms:
dissociation, distance, estrangement, remoteness, separation
derivation: remover (n.)
Word Builder: remove +
  • removal:
    the act of taking something away from a place.
  • remover:
    a liquid that removes something from a surface.
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