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Meaning & Definition of Remove in English

English

Remove

/rimuv/

noun

1. Degree of figurative distance or separation

  • "Just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a shakespearean tragedy"
    synonym:
  • remove

verb

1. Remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

  • "Remove a threat"
  • "Remove a wrapper"
  • "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"
  • "Take the gun from your pocket"
  • "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
    synonym:
  • remove
  • ,
  • take
  • ,
  • take away
  • ,
  • withdraw

2. Remove from a position or an office

    synonym:
  • remove

3. Dispose of

  • "Get rid of these old shoes!"
  • "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
    synonym:
  • get rid of
  • ,
  • remove

4. Cause to leave

  • "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
    synonym:
  • take out
  • ,
  • move out
  • ,
  • remove

5. Shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes

  • "He removed his children to the countryside"
  • "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"
  • "Remove a case to another court"
    synonym:
  • remove
  • ,
  • transfer

6. Go away or leave

  • "He absented himself"
    synonym:
  • absent
  • ,
  • remove

7. Kill intentionally and with premeditation

  • "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
    synonym:
  • murder
  • ,
  • slay
  • ,
  • hit
  • ,
  • dispatch
  • ,
  • bump off
  • ,
  • off
  • ,
  • polish off
  • ,
  • remove

8. Get rid of something abstract

  • "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"
  • "God takes away your sins"
    synonym:
  • remove
  • ,
  • take away

Examples of using

Just to remove any doubt, I no longer live with my parents.
There's a pesky wrinkle on my shirt that I just can't get the iron to remove.
How can one remove a duplicate sentence?