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  Definition of remove
  1. degree of figurative distance or separation; "just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy";
  2. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. 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 envir
  3. go away or leave; "He absented himself"
  4. get rid of something abstract; "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"; "God takes away your sins"
  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"
  6. dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
  7. remove from a position or an office
  8. cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
  9. kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
Similar Words: take, take away, withdraw, absent, transfer, get rid of, take out, move out, murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, polish off


See Also: subtract, deduct, take off


Hyponyms: epilate, depilate, harvest, tip, stem, extirpate, enucleate, exenterate, decorticate, bail, strip, undress, divest, disinvest, ablate, clean, pick, winnow, unbrace, clear, clear up, muck, lift, tear away, tear off, take off, take away, take out, pit, stone, seed, unhinge, shuck, hull, crumb, chip away, chip away at, burl, knock out, scavenge, hypophysectomize, hypophysectomise, degas, husk, shell, bur, burr, clear off, clear away, flick, dismantle, defang, bone, debone, disembowel, eviscerate, draw, tusk, detusk, dehorn, scalp, weed, condense, bail out, bale out, leach, decalcify, detoxify, detoxicate, de-ionate, de-iodinate, decarbonize, decarbonise, decarburize, decarburise, decoke, delouse, ream, brush, wash, wash out, wash off, wash away, desorb, pull, demineralize, demineralise, eliminate, expectorate, clear out, drive out, defuse, dredge, wear away, wear off, amputate, cut off, resect, skim, skim off, cream off, cream, scale, descale, circumcise, undock, dig, delve, cut into, turn over, excavate, hollow, scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take up, extract, pull out, pull up, draw out, unstring, string, wipe off, wipe away, bear off, bear away, carry away, carry off, unveil, unpack, unburden, disburden, empty, discharge, unsaddle, offsaddle, shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop, dislodge, free, aspirate, draw in, suck in, delete, cancel, ladle, lade, laden, spoon, gut, head, draw off, draw away, pull off, get out, withdraw, discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, cast away, put away, weed out, comb out, work off, cull, dump, ditch, unseat, oust, drum out, boot out, kick out, expel, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate, winkle out, invalid, bench, call in, estrange, burke, execute


Derivational Morphology: withdrawal, removal, remotion, remover, absentee, absence, transferer, transferrer, dispatch, despatch, hit, killer, slayer, murder, slaying, execution, murderer, liquidator, manslayer


Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: verwijderen  
Finnish: poistaa   French: enlever  
German: entfernen   Hungarian: elmozdíta  
Italian: togliere   Japanese: 移す  
Korean: 치우다   Portuguese: remover  
Russian: устранять   Spanish: quitar  
Swedish: avlägsna  
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