Synonyms and Antonyms of remove

  1. the space or amount of space between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects their farm is just a remove of two miles from the town center Synonyms lead, length, distance, spacing, spread, stretch, wayRelated Words altitude, area, breadth, depth, height, rise, space, volume, width; extension, extent; cast, range, reach, scope, shot, sweep, throw; drop, fall, flight, haul; berth, clearance



Synonyms and Antonyms of remove

  1. 1 to rid oneself of (a garment) I removed my coat as soon as I got inside Synonyms doff, douse, peel (off), put off, shrug off, take off Related Words husk, shed; kick (off); disrobe, strip, undress Near Antonyms wear; apparel, array, attire, bedeck, clothe, dress, garb, rig, robe, suit Antonyms don, put on, slip (into), throw (on)

  2. 2 to take away from a place or position he carefully removed the old manuscript from the shelf Synonyms clear, draw, take out, withdraw Related Words demount, dislodge; abstract, cut, draw off, draw out, extract, pull; budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, move, shift, transfer, transpose Near Antonyms mount; anchor, clamp, fix, hitch, moor, secure, set; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root; set up, site, situate, stick Antonyms place, position, put

  3. 3 to change the place or position of please remove that chair to the other room Synonyms budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, relocate, move, reposition, shift, transfer, transposeRelated Words bear, carry, cart, convey, drive, haul, lug, tote, transmit, transplant, transport; replace, supersede, supplant; alter, make over, modify, redo, refashion, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, varyNear Antonyms anchor, fix, freeze, moor, secure, set, stabilize; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root

  4. 4 to let go from office, service, or employment voters removed the racist selectman from office the first chance they got Synonyms ax (or axe), bounce, can, cashier, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, dismiss, retire, sack, terminate, turn offRelated Words downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separateNear Antonyms keep; reemploy, rehire; contract, subcontract; recruitAntonyms employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up or on), take on

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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