remove

[ri-moov]
verb (used with object), removed, removing.
1.
to move from a place or position; take away or off: to remove the napkins from the table.
2.
to take off or shed (an article of clothing): to remove one's jacket.
3.
to move or shift to another place or position; transfer: She removed the painting to another wall.
4.
to put out; send away: to remove a tenant.
5.
to dismiss or force from a position or office; discharge: They removed him for embezzling.
6.
to take away, withdraw, or eliminate: to remove the threat of danger.
7.
to get rid of; do away with; put an end to: to remove a stain; to remove the source of disease.
8.
to kill; assassinate.
verb (used without object), removed, removing.
9.
to move from one place to another, especially to another locality or residence: We remove to Newport early in July.
10.
to go away; depart; disappear.
noun
11.
the act of removing.
12.
a removal from one place, as of residence, to another.
13.
the distance by which one person, place, or thing is separated from another: to see something at a remove.
14.
a mental distance from the reality of something as a result of psychological detachment or lack of experience: to criticize something at a remove.
15.
a degree of difference, as that due to descent, transmission, etc.: a folk survival, at many removes, of a druidic rite.
16.
a step or degree, as in a graded scale.
17.
British. a promotion of a pupil to a higher class or division at school.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English removen (v.) < Old French remouvoir < Latin removēre. See re-, move

preremove, verb (used with object), preremoved, preremoving.


1. dislodge. 3. displace, transport. 8. murder.


1. leave. 9. remain.
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remove (rɪˈmuːv)
 
vb
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.  formal (intr) 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.  (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.  (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]
 
re'movable
 
adj
 
remova'bility
 
n
 
re'movableness
 
n
 
re'movably
 
adv
 
re'mover
 
n

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remove
c.1300, from O.Fr. remouvoir, from L. removere "move back or away," from re- "back, away" + movere "to move" (see move). The noun is first recorded 1553, "act of removing;" sense of "space or interval by which one thing is distant from another" is attested from 1628.
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Example sentences
It's possible to remove tough, greasy stains with gentle products that do not
  contain harmful chemical detergents.
After examining the patient, the doctors concurred that it was not possible to
  remove the bullet.
Then it said it would remove them from its e-mail list.
To remove one possible bias-that litter encourages more litter-the researchers
  inconspicuously picked up each castaway flyer.
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