verb re·move \ri-ˈmüv\

: to move or take (something) away from a place

: to cause (something) to no longer exist

: to force (someone) to leave a job : to dismiss (someone) from a job


Full Definition of REMOVE

transitive verb
a :  to change the location, position, station, or residence of <remove soldiers to the front>
b :  to transfer (a legal proceeding) from one court to another
:  to move by lifting, pushing aside, or taking away or off <remove your hat>
:  to dismiss from office
:  to get rid of :  eliminate <remove a tumor surgically>
intransitive verb
:  to change location, station, or residence <removing from the city to the suburbs>
:  to go away
:  to be capable of being removed
re·mov·abil·i·ty \-ˌmü-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
re·mov·able also re·move·able \ri-ˈmü-və-bəl\ adjective
re·mov·able·ness \-ˈmü-və-bəl-nəs\ noun
re·mov·ably \-blē\ adverb
re·mov·er noun

Examples of REMOVE

  1. Remove the trash from the front yard.
  2. My tonsils were removed when I was five years old.
  3. Trees help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
  4. These new findings should remove any doubt about his innocence.
  5. What's a good way to remove stains from a silk dress?
  6. The new law would remove obstacles to obtaining a work permit.
  7. He was removed from office.

Origin of REMOVE

Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-French remuver, removeir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre to move
First Known Use: 14th century



: a distance separating one person or thing from another

Full Definition of REMOVE

:  removal; specifically :  move 2c
a :  a distance or interval separating one person or thing from another
b :  a degree or stage of separation

Examples of REMOVE

  1. She thrives when she's at some remove from mainstream society.
  2. <their farm is just a remove of two miles from the town center>

First Known Use of REMOVE



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