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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

Full Definition of remove

re·movedre·mov·ing

  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

re·mov·abil·i·ty play \-ˌmü-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
re·mov·able also re·move·able play \ri-ˈmü-və-bəl\ adjective
re·mov·able·ness play \-ˈmü-və-bəl-nəs\ noun
re·mov·ably play \-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


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remove

noun re·move

Simple Definition of remove

  • : a distance separating one person or thing from another

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

  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




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