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re·move

 (rĭ-mo͞ov′)
v. re·moved, re·mov·ing, re·moves
v.tr.
1. To move from a place or position occupied: removed the cups from the table.
2. To transfer or convey from one place to another: removed the family to Texas.
3. To take off: removed my boots.
4. To take away; withdraw: removed the candidate's name from consideration.
5. To do away with; eliminate: remove a stain.
6. To dismiss from an office or position.
v.intr.
1. To change one's place of residence or business; move: "In 1751, I removed from the country to the town" (David Hume).
2. To go away; depart.
3. To be removable: paint that removes with water.
n.
1. The act of removing; removal.
2. Distance or degree of separation or remoteness: "to spill, though at a safe remove, the blood of brave men" (Anthony Burgess).

[Middle English removen, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre : re-, re- + movēre, to move; see move.]

re·mov′a·bil′i·ty, re·mov′a·ble·ness n.
re·mov′a·ble adj.
re·mov′a·bly adv.
re·mov′er n.

remove

(rɪˈmuːv)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to take away and place elsewhere
2. to displace (someone) from office; dismiss
3. to do away with (a grievance, cause of anxiety, etc); abolish
4. to cause (dirt, stains, or anything unwanted) to disappear; get rid of
5. euphemistic to assassinate; kill
6. (intr) formal to change the location of one's home or place of business: the publishers have removed to Mayfair.
n
7. the act of removing, esp (formal) a removal of one's residence or place of work
8. the degree of difference separating one person, thing, or condition from another: only one remove from madness.
9. (Education) Brit (in certain schools) a class or form, esp one for children of about 14 years, designed to introduce them to the greater responsibilities of a more senior position in the school
10. (Cookery) (at a formal dinner, formerly) a dish to be changed while the rest of the course remains on the table
[C14: from Old French removoir, from Latin removēre; see move]
reˈmovable adj
reˌmovaˈbility, reˈmovableness n
reˈmovably adv
reˈmover n

re•move

(rɪˈmuv)

v. -moved, -mov•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to move or shift from a place or position.
2. to take off or shed (an article of clothing): to remove one's jacket.
3. to put out; send away: to remove a tenant.
4. to dismiss from a position; discharge.
5. to eliminate; do away with or put an end to: to remove a stain; to remove the threat of danger.
6. to kill; assassinate.
v.i.
7. to move from one place to another, esp. to another locality or residence: We remove to Newport early in July.
8. to go away; disappear.
n.
9. the act of removing.
10. a removal from one place, as of residence, to another.
11. a distance by which one person or thing is separated from another: to see something at a remove.
12. a degree of difference: a folk survival, at many removes, of a druidic rite.
13. a step or degree, as in a graded scale.
[1250–1300; Middle English (v.) < Old French remouvoir < Latin removēre. See re-, move]
re•mov′a•ble, adj.
re•mov`a•bil′i•ty, n.
re•mov′a•bly, adv.
re•mov′er, n.

remove

move
1. 'remove'

If you remove something, you take it away.

The waiter came over to remove the plates.
He removed his hand from the man's collar.
2. 'move'

If you go to live in a different house, don't say that you 'remove'. Say that you move.

Send me your new address if you move.
Last year my parents moved from Marseille to Paris.

In British English, you can also say that you move house.

We have just moved house and are planning to paint some of the rooms.

remove


Past participle: removed
Gerund: removing

Imperative
remove
remove
Present
I remove
you remove
he/she/it removes
we remove
you remove
they remove
Preterite
I removed
you removed
he/she/it removed
we removed
you removed
they removed
Present Continuous
I am removing
you are removing
he/she/it is removing
we are removing
you are removing
they are removing
Present Perfect
I have removed
you have removed
he/she/it has removed
we have removed
you have removed
they have removed
Past Continuous
I was removing
you were removing
he/she/it was removing
we were removing
you were removing
they were removing
Past Perfect
I had removed
you had removed
he/she/it had removed
we had removed
you had removed
they had removed
Future
I will remove
you will remove
he/she/it will remove
we will remove
you will remove
they will remove
Future Perfect
I will have removed
you will have removed
he/she/it will have removed
we will have removed
you will have removed
they will have removed
Future Continuous
I will be removing
you will be removing
he/she/it will be removing
we will be removing
you will be removing
they will be removing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been removing
you have been removing
he/she/it has been removing
we have been removing
you have been removing
they have been removing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been removing
you will have been removing
he/she/it will have been removing
we will have been removing
you will have been removing
they will have been removing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been removing
you had been removing
he/she/it had been removing
we had been removing
you had been removing
they had been removing
Conditional
I would remove
you would remove
he/she/it would remove
we would remove
you would remove
they would remove
Past Conditional
I would have removed
you would have removed
he/she/it would have removed
we would have removed
you would have removed
they would have removed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.remove - degree of figurative distance or separation; "just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy";
distance - the property created by the space between two objects or points
Verb1.remove - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
depilate, epilate - remove body hair; "epilate her legs"
harvest - remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation; "The Chinese are said to harvest organs from executed criminals"
tip - remove the tip from; "tip artichokes"
stem - remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"
extirpate - surgically remove (an organ)
enucleate - remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover
exenterate - remove the contents of (an organ)
enucleate - remove the nucleus from (a cell)
decorticate - remove the cortex of (an organ)
bail - remove (water) from a vessel with a container
undress, disinvest, divest, strip - remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments"
ablate - remove an organ or bodily structure
clean, pick - remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"
clean - remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"
winnow - blow away or off with a current of air; "winnow chaff"
pick - remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone"
clear up, clear - free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; "Clear the throat"
muck - remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine
lift - remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
lift - take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"
lift - remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip bulbs"
tear away, tear off - rip off violently and forcefully; "The passing bus tore off her side mirror"
take off - take away or remove; "Take that weight off me!"
take away, take out - take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"
stone, pit - remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"
seed - remove the seeds from; "seed grapes"
unhinge - remove the hinges from; "unhinge the door"
shuck - remove the shucks from; "shuck corn"
hull - remove the hulls from; "hull the berries"
crumb - remove crumbs from; "crumb the table"
chip away, chip away at - remove or withdraw gradually: "These new customs are chipping away at the quality of life"
burl - remove the burls from cloth
knock out - destroy or break forcefully; "The windows were knocked out"
scavenge, clean - remove unwanted substances from
hypophysectomise, hypophysectomize - remove the pituitary glands
degas - remove gas from
husk, shell - remove the husks from; "husk corn"
bur, burr - remove the burrs from
clear away, clear off - remove from sight
flick - remove with a flick (of the hand)
dismantle, strip - take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper"
strip - remove a constituent from a liquid
clear - remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
defang - remove the fangs from; "defang the poisonous snake"
debone, bone - remove the bones from; "bone the turkey before roasting it"
disembowel, eviscerate, draw - remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken"
shell - remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
shuck - remove from the shell; "shuck oysters"
detusk, tusk - remove the tusks of animals; "tusk an elephant"
dehorn - prevent the growth of horns of certain animals
scalp - remove the scalp of; "The enemies were scalped"
weed - clear of weeds; "weed the garden"
condense - remove water from; "condense the milk"
bale out, bail out - remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side
leach, strip - remove substances from by a percolating liquid; "leach the soil"
decalcify - remove calcium or lime from; "decalcify the rock"
detoxicate, detoxify - remove poison from; "detoxify the soil"
de-ionate - remove ions from; "ionate thyroxine"
de-iodinate - remove iodine from; "de-iodinate the thyroxine"
decarbonise, decarbonize, decarburise, decarburize, decoke - remove carbon from (an engine)
2.remove - remove from a position or an office
unseat - remove from political office; "The Republicans are trying to unseat the liberal Democrat"
boot out, drum out, oust, expel, kick out, throw out - remove from a position or office; "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"
give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, can, force out, displace, fire, dismiss, terminate - terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
drop - terminate an association with; "drop him from the Republican ticket"
pull off - cause to withdraw; "We pulled this firm off the project because they overcharged"
winkle out - force from a place or position; "The committee winkled out the unqualified candidates"
invalid - force to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen
bench - take out of a game; of players
3.remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
chuck out, discard, cast aside, cast away, throw away, toss away, toss out, put away, throw out, cast out, dispose, fling, toss - throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"
slough off - discard as undesirable; "the candidate sloughed off his former campaign workers"
comb out, weed out - remove unwanted elements; "The company weeded out the incompetent people"; "The new law weeds out the old inequities"
work off - cause to go away through effort or work; "work off the extra pounds you have gained over the holidays"; "we must work off the debt"
cull - remove something that has been rejected; "cull the sick members of the herd"
dump, ditch - sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly; "The company dumped him after many years of service"; "She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man"
unmuzzle - remove the muzzle from (a dog)
deaerate, de-aerate - remove air or gas from
decaffeinate - remove caffeine from (coffee)
decarbonate - remove carbon dioxide from
decerebrate - remove the cerebrum from (a human body)
dechlorinate - remove chlorine from (water)
defat - remove the fat from
defibrinate - remove fibrin from (blood)
degrease - remove grease or oil from (a pan)
deionize - remove ions from
delist - remove (a security) from listing at a stock exchange
delocalize - remove from the proper or usual locality
deoxygenate - remove oxygen from (water)
destain - remove stain from (a laboratory specimen) to enhance contrast
desulfurize, desulphurize - remove sulfur from
detick - free (a pet) of ticks
devein - remove the dark dorsal vein of (a shrimp)
fettle - remove mold marks or sand from (a casting)
flesh - remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture
flense - strip the blubber or skin from (a whale or seal)
kern - remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters)
pith - remove the pith from (a plant)
scum - remove the scum from
unbridle - remove the bridle from (a horse or mule)
4.remove - cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
clear - remove (people) from a building; "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"
call in - take a player out of a game in order to exchange for another player
estrange - remove from customary environment or associations; "years of boarding school estranged the child from her home"
5.remove - shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposesremove - shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes; "He removed his children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; "remove a case to another court"
shift, transfer - move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"
6.remove - go away or leaveremove - go away or leave; "He absented himself"
disappear, vanish, go away - get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace"
7.remove - kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
burke - murder without leaving a trace on the body
execute - murder in a planned fashion; "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
8.remove - get rid of something abstract; "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"; "God takes away your sins"
wash away - eliminate; "wash away all the differences"

remove

verb
1. take out, withdraw, get out, extract, abstract Remove the cake from the oven.
take out replace, place in, put in, insert, put back
2. take off, pull off, peel off, slip out of, climb out of, doff, divest yourself of He removed his jacket.
take off don, replace, put on
3. erase, eliminate, take out, wipe off, wash off, clean off, rinse off This treatment removes the most stubborn stains.
4. dismiss, eliminate, get rid of, discharge, abolish, expel, throw out, oust, relegate, purge, eject, do away with, depose, unseat, see the back of, dethrone, show someone the door, give the bum's rush (slang), throw out on your ear (informal) The senate voted to remove him.
dismiss appoint, install
5. get rid of, wipe out, erase, eradicate, blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), blot out, expunge Most of her fears have been removed.
6. take away, move, pull, transfer, detach, displace, do away with, dislodge, cart off (slang), carry off or away They tried to remove the barricades which had been erected.
take away put back
7. delete, shed, get rid of, erase, excise, strike out, efface, expunge They intend to remove up to 100 offensive words.
8. amputate, cut off, excise, chop off, hack off, lop off When you remove the branches, cut beyond the trunk ridge.
amputate set, join, link
9. move, transfer, transport, shift, quit, depart, move away, relocate, vacate, flit (Scot. & Northern English dialect) They removed to America.
10. kill, murder, do in (slang), eliminate, take out (slang), get rid of, execute, wipe out, dispose of, assassinate, do away with, liquidate, bump off (slang), wipe from the face of the earth If someone irritates you, remove him, destroy him.

remove

verb
1. To move (something) from a position occupied:
2. To go or cause to go from one place to another:
3. To move along a particular course:
4. To change one's residence or place of business, for example:
5. To take from one's own person:
6. To take or leave out:
8. To get rid of, especially by banishment or execution:
noun
Degree of separation, especially in time:
Translations
يَخْلَعيُزيِلُيُزيل، يُبْعِديَنْتَقِل إلى
odstranitpřestěhovat sesundat
fjerneflytte
siirtää
ukloniti
elköltözikelmozdíteltávolít
fara úrfjarlægjaflytjast búferlum
移す
제거하다
removeo
baldų pervežimasnusiimtipersikeltivaliklis
aizvāktatceltnoņemtnovāktnovilkt
odstraniti
flytta
เคลื่อนย้าย
çıkarmakgidermekkaldırmakortadan kaldırmaktaşınmak
dời đi

remove

[rɪˈmuːv]
A. VT
1. (= take away) [+ object] → quitar; [+ documents, evidence] → llevarse
remove the pan from the heatquite la cacerola del fuego
to remove a child from schoolsacar or quitar a un niño de la escuela
the demonstrators were forcibly removed by police (from building) → la policía echó a los manifestantes a la fuerza
to remove o.s.irse, marcharse
kindly remove yourself at oncehaga el favor de irse or marcharse inmediatamente
to remove sth/sb totrasladar or llevar algo/a algn a
her body had been removed to the mortuaryhabían trasladado or llevado su cuerpo al tanatorio
2. (= take off) → quitar; [+ one's clothing, make-up] → quitarse
first remove the lidprimero quite la tapa
he removed his jacketse quitó la chaqueta
he removed his hatse quitó el sombrero, se descubrió
she had the tattoo removed from her armse fue a que le quitaran or se quitó el tatuaje del brazo
3. (= take out) [+ object] → sacar (Med) [+ organ, tumour] → extirpar, quitar; [+ bullet] → extraer, quitar
remove the cake from the ovensaque la tarta del horno
4. (= delete) [+ word, sentence, paragraph] → suprimir, quitar; [+ name from list] → quitar, tachar (from de)
5. (= get rid of) [+ obstacle, threat, waste, problem] → eliminar; [+ doubt, suspicion] → disipar; [+ fear] → acabar con; [+ stain] → quitar
an agreement on removing trade barriersun acuerdo sobre la eliminación de las barreras comerciales
products that remove unwanted hairproductos que eliminan or quitan el vello superfluo
6. (= dismiss) [+ person] (from post) → destituir
to remove sb from officedestituir a algn de su cargo
to remove sb from powerdestituir a algn del poder
B. VI (Brit) (frm) (= move house) → mudarse, trasladarse, cambiarse (Mex) (to a)
C. N this is but one remove from disasteresto raya en la catástrofe, esto está a un paso de la catástrofe
this is several removes from our official policyesto dista or se aparta mucho de nuestra política oficial
it's a far remove fromdista mucho de ...
at a or one removede lejos
to experience a foreign culture, albeit at a removevivir una cultura extranjera, aunque sea de lejos

remove

[rɪˈmuːv]
vt
(= take off or away) [+ clothing, shoes] → retirer, enlever; [+ bag, obstruction, debris] → enlever
He removed his jacket → Il retira sa veste., Il enleva sa veste.
to remove sth from sth (from inside somewhere)retirer qch de qch
As soon as the cake is done, remove it from the oven → Dès que le gâteau est cuit, retirez-le du four.; (from on top of something)enlever qch de qch
Could you please remove your bag from my seat? → Est-ce que vous pouvez enlever votre sac de mon siège?
(= get rid of) [+ stain] → ôter
Did you remove the stain? → Est-ce que tu as ôté la tache?, Est-ce que tu as fait partir la tache?
(= do away with) [+ doubt, fear, suspicion] → dissiper; [+ risk, danger] → supprimer
Her behaviour didn't help to remove his suspicions → Sa conduite n'a pas contribué à dissiper ses soupçons.
(= delete) [+ name, word] → supprimer
to remove sth from sth → supprimer qch de qch
I removed his name from the list → J'ai supprimé son nom de la liste
[+ person] (from job)destituer
to remove sb from office → destituer qn
(= take out surgically) [+ organ, tumour] → pratiquer l'ablation de, enlever; [+ bullet, foreign object] → retirer
an operation to remove his spleen → une splénectomie, une opération pour lui enlever la rate
At least three bullets were removed from his wounds → Au moins trois balles furent retirées de ses blessures.
to have sth removed → se faire retirer qch
n
at one remove (mainly British)par procuration

remove

vt
(= take off, take away etc)entfernen; cover, lid, attachmentsabnehmen, entfernen; splint, bandage, tieabnehmen; clothesausziehen; stainentfernen, beseitigen; buttons, trimmingsabtrennen; liningabknöpfen; troopsabziehen; weaponsabnehmen (→ from +dat); to remove something from somebodyjdm etw wegnehmen; to remove one’s clothesdie Kleider ablegen; to remove somebody to hospitaljdn ins Krankenhaus einliefern; to remove somebody to the cellsjdn in die Zelle bringen; to remove a child from schoolein Kind von or aus der Schule nehmen; he removed himself to another roomer begab sich in ein anderes Zimmer
(= take out, from container) → herausnehmen (from aus); (Med) lung, kidneyentfernen (from aus); paragraph, word, item on liststreichen; (Tech) → ausbauen (from aus)
(= eradicate) threatbeseitigen; tax, restrictionsaufheben; objection, obstacleaus dem Weg schaffen or räumen; difficulty, problembeseitigen, ein Ende machen or setzen (+dat); doubt, suspicion, fearzerstreuen; abuse, evilabstellen, beseitigen; (euph: = kill) → beseitigen; to remove all obstacles from one’s path (fig)alle Hindernisse aus dem Weg räumen
(form: = dismiss) officialentfernen
(form, to another house) → transportieren
to be far removed from …weit entfernt sein von …; a cousin once/twice removedein Cousin mersten/zweiten Grades; I’m related to him, but several times removed (inf)ich bin mit ihm verwandt, aber um ein paar Ecken herum (inf)
vi (form, = move house) to remove to London/to larger premisesnach London/in größere Geschäftsräume (um)ziehen
n
to be only a short remove from …nicht weit entfernt sein von …; this is but one remove from disasterdas kommt einer Katastrophe nahe; it’s a far remove from …es ist weit entfernt von …
(Brit, Sch) → Klasse ffür lernschwache Schüler

remove

[rɪˈmuːv]
1. vt (gen) → togliere, levare; (person) → allontanare; (from post) → rimuovere; (stain) → togliere, eliminare; (problem) → allontanare; (doubt, fear) → eliminare, dissipare; (obstacle) → rimuovere, eliminare (Med) → asportare
to remove from → togliere da, levare da
to remove one's make-up → struccarsi
first cousin once removed → cugino/a di secondo grado
far removed from (fig) → ben lontano/a da
2. vitraslocare
to remove from London to the country → trasferirsi da Londra in campagna

remove

(rəˈmuːv) verb
1. to take away. Will someone please remove all this rubbish!; He removed all the evidence of his crimes; I can't remove this stain from my shirt; He has been removed from the post of minister of education.
2. to take off (a piece of clothing). Please remove your hat.
3. to move to a new house etc. He has removed to London.
reˈmovable adjective
reˈmoval noun
the act of removing or the state of being removed, especially the moving of furniture etc to a new home. After his removal from power, the dictator was sent into exile; Our removal is to take place on Monday; (also adjective) a removal van.
reˈmover noun
a person or thing that removes. a stain remover; a firm of furniture removers.

remove

يُزيِلُ odstranit fjerne entfernen αφαιρώ suprimir siirtää retirer ukloniti eliminare 移す 제거하다 verwijderen fjerne usunąć remover удалять flytta เคลื่อนย้าย kaldırmak dời đi 移走

remove

v. sacar; quitar, extraer; extirpar.

remove

vt extraer (form), remover, quitar, sacar, (a catheter, monitor, stitches, etc.) retirar, quitar
References in classic literature ?
So she dressed herself in her best, and trying to persuade herself that she was neither excited nor nervous, bravely climbed two pairs of dark and dirty stairs to find herself in a disorderly room, a cloud of cigar smoke, and the presence of three gentlemen, sitting with their heels rather higher than their hats, which articles of dress none of them took the trouble to remove on her appearance.
She could not leave his presence when he was there, nor remove her eyes from his face, which was something like Napoleon's, with a lock of black hair failing across the forehead.
The one will, at least, remove foul sights from before the face of man, while the other is only good to brew disturbances in the woods, by cheating the ears of all that hear them.
In a short time, I proceeded to remove my family from Clench to this garrison; where we arrived safe without any other difficulties than such as are common to this passage, my wife and daughter being the first white women that ever stood on the banks of Kentucke river.
But Whiskey Dick, guiltily attributing the movement to his own indiscreet gesture, said, "Excuse me, miss," recovered himself by lightly dusting her shoulder with his handkerchief, as if to remove the impression, and her smile returned.
He succeeded, accordingly, in holding an imperfect sort of intercourse, at one remove, with the departed personages in whose custody the so much valued secret had been carried beyond the precincts of earth.
Glancing at the looking-glass, we behold -- deep within its haunted verge -- the smouldering glow of the half-extinguished anthracite, the white moon-beams on the floor, and a repetition of all the gleam and shadow of the picture, with one remove further from the actual, and nearer to the imaginative.
extending it upon the forecastle deck, he now proceeds cylindrically to remove its dark pelt, as an African hunter the pelt of a boa.
It was quickly settled that as soon as Jerry was well enough they should remove to the country, and that the cab and horses should be sold as soon as possible.
Only these: I want the well and the surroundings for the space of half a mile, entirely to myself from sunset to-day until I remove the ban -- and nobody allowed to cross the ground but by my authority.
Hear and obey: --You will immediately remove every trace of your offensive work from the Schiller monument; you pay a fine of ten thousand francs; you will suffer two years' imprisonment at hard labor; you will then be horsewhipped, tarred and feathered, deprived of your ears, ridden on a rail to the confines of the canton, and banished forever.
They had no occasion to have foreign names now, but it was too much trouble to remove them all through, so I left them christened as they were and made no explanation.