1. [ verb ] remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc.; or remove something abstract
Synonyms: take take_away withdraw

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "It withdraws heat from the environment"

Related terms: draw dig extract shed take_off unpack draw take_away take_away withdraw wipe_off clean scoop dislodge clear tear_away de-iodinate amputate skim draw_off brush clear muck discharge lift take_out empty degas unsaddle strip aspirate aspirate knock_out draw leach pick wash flick strip strip strip seed pit defuse wear_away defang bone disembowel shuck unhinge clean shell tusk hull dehorn scalp crumb lift unstring exenterate enucleate enucleate harvest burl ream desorb pull demineralise eliminate clear_out chip_away dredge winnow ablate stem tip strip scale circumcise undock clean excavate decorticate extirpate scavenge resect spoon string shuck shell unveil condense unburden weed hypophysectomize lift head unsling bail_out bur delete ladle husk gut unbrace clean depilate de-ionate decarbonize leach delouse bail clear_off detoxify decalcify subtract removal withdrawal
2. [ verb ] dispose of
Synonyms: get_rid_of

"Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

Related terms: discard weed_out dump cull work_off removal
3. [ verb ] remove from a position or an office
Related terms: fire drop oust bench pull_off unseat invalid winkle_out removal
4. [ verb ] shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
Synonyms: transfer

"He removed his children to the countryside" "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city" "remove a case to another court"

Related terms: transfer transferer
5. [ verb ] cause to leave
Synonyms: take_out move_out

"The teacher took the children out of the classroom"

Related terms: call_in clear estrange move
6. [ verb ] go away or leave
Synonyms: absent

"He absented himself"

Related terms: disappear absentee
7. [ verb ] get rid of something abstract
Synonyms: take_away

"The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage" "God takes away your sins"

Related terms: wash_away
8. [ verb ] (criminal law) kill intentionally and with premeditation
Synonyms: murder bump_off dispatch hit polish_off slay

"The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

Related terms: kill execute burke murder murderer dispatch
9. [ noun ] degree of figurative distance or separation

: "just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy"

Related terms: distance
Similar spelling:   Rempe