Remove definition

rĭ-mo͝ov
To do away with; eliminate.

Remove a stain.

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To change one's place of residence or business; move.
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To take off.

Removed my boots.

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To dismiss from an office or position.
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To go away; depart.
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To transfer or convey from one place to another.

Removed the family to Texas.

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To be removable.

Paint that removes with water.

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To do away with.
  • To kill or assassinate.
  • To dismiss, as from an office or position.
  • To get rid of; eliminate.
    To remove the causes of war.
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To take, extract, separate, or withdraw (someone or something from)
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(old poet.) To go away.
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To move away, as to another residence or place of business; move.
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To be removable.

Paint that removes easily.

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To move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another.
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To remove is to take something away, eliminate something or take something off.

When you force someone to leave a room, this is an example of a situation where you remove him from the room.

When you take off your shirt, this is an example of a situation where you remove your shirt.

When you clean your oven, this is an example of a situation where you remove dirt.

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The act of removing; removal.
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Distance or degree of separation or remoteness.
noun
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To take off.

To remove one's coat.

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The act of removing.
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The distance between one thing and another.

Living at a far remove from here.

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(brit.) A move to another residence or place of business.
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To move something from one place to another, especially to take away.

He removed the marbles from the bag.

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To murder.
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(cricket) To dismiss a batsman.
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To discard, set aside, especially something abstract (a thought, feeling, etc.).
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(intransitive, now rare) To depart, leave.
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(intransitive) To change one's residence; to move.
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The act of removing something.
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(archaic) Removing a dish at a meal in order to replace it with the next course, a dish thus replaced, or the replacement.
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(UK) (at some public schools) A division of the school, especially the form prior to last.
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A step or gradation (as in the phrase "at one remove")
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Distance in time or space; interval.
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(dated) The transfer of one's home or business to another place; a move.
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The act of resetting a horse's shoe.

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Any step, interval, or degree.

But one short remove from victory.

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To take away; withdraw.

Removed the candidate's name from consideration.

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The President removed many postmasters.

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To move from a place or position occupied.

Removed the cups from the table.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
remove
Plural:
removes

Origin of remove

  • Middle English removen from Old French remouvoir from Latin removēre re- re- movēre to move move

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-Norman remuver, removeir, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removÄ“re, from re- + movÄ“re (“to move")

    From Wiktionary