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remove

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verb re·move \ri-ˈmüv\

Definition of remove

removed

;

removing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to change the location, position, station, or residence of remove soldiers to the frontb :  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

or less commonly

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.

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Origin and Etymology of remove

Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-French remuver, removeir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre to move


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remove

noun re·move

Definition of remove

  1. 1 :  removal; specifically :  move 2c

  2. 2a :  a distance or interval separating one person or thing from anotherb :  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

First Known Use of remove

1553



REMOVE Defined for English Language Learners

remove

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verb

Definition of remove for English Language Learners

  • : 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

remove

noun

Definition of remove for English Language Learners

  • : a distance separating one person or thing from another


REMOVE Defined for Kids

remove

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verb re·move \ri-ˈmüv\

Definition of remove for Students

removed

;

removing

  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

play
verb re·move \ri-ˈmüv\

Legal Definition of remove

removed

removing

  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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