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remove

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verb, re·move \ri-ˈmüv\

Simple Definition of remove

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of remove

removedremoving

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 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

  3. 2 :  to move by lifting, pushing aside, or taking away or off <remove your hat>

  4. 3 :  to dismiss from office

  5. 4 :  to get rid of :  eliminate <remove a tumor surgically>

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to change location, station, or residence <removing from the city to the suburbs>

  8. 2 :  to go away

  9. 3 :  to be capable of being removed

removability play \-ˌmü-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
removable also removeable play \ri-ˈmü-və-bəl\ adjective
removableness play \-ˈmü-və-bəl-nəs\ noun
removably play \-blē\ adverb
remover noun

Examples of remove in a sentence

  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


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remove

noun re·move

Simple Definition of remove

  • : a distance separating one person or thing from another

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of remove

  1. 1 :  removal; specifically :  move 2c

  2. 2 a :  a distance or interval separating one person or thing from another b :  a degree or stage of separation

Examples of remove in a sentence

  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>



1553

First Known Use of remove

1553



REMOVE Defined for Kids

remove

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verb re·move \ri-ˈmüv\

Definition of remove for Students

removedremoving

  1. 1 :  to move by lifting or taking off or away <Please remove your hat.> <I had my tonsils removed.>

  2. 2 :  to get rid of <Bleach will remove the stain.>

  3. 3 :  to dismiss from a job or office




Law Dictionary

remove

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verb re·move \ri-ˈmüv\

Legal Definition of remove

removedremoving

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to change the location, position, station, status, or residence of: as a :  to have (an action) transferred from one court to another and especially from a state court to a federal court — see also separable controversy Editor's note: Section 1441 et seq. of title 28 of the U.S. Code allows a defendant who is brought into a state court to remove the action to federal district court when diversity of citizenship exists, when the action involves a claim or right arising under the U.S. Constitution or under laws or treaties of the U.S., or when the defendant is a foreign country or its agency or instrumentality. Civil actions and criminal prosecutions brought against an officer or agency of the U.S. for any act under color of office may also be removed. b :  to dismiss from office <an independent counsel…may be removed from office…only by the personal action of the Attorney General — U.S. Code> c :  to take away <should his incapacity be removed by a judgment of a court — Louisiana Civil Code>

removability \-ˌmü-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ play noun
removable also removeable \-ˈmü-və-bəl\ play adjective
removableness noun




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