Definitions for remove

Definitions for (noun) remove

Main entry: remove

Definition: degree of figurative distance or separation

Usage: just one remove from madness or it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy;

Definitions for (verb) remove

Main entry: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: 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

Main entry: remove, absent

Definition: go away or leave

Usage: He absented himself

Main entry: take away, remove

Definition: get rid of something abstract

Usage: The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage; God takes away your sins

Main entry: remove, transfer

Definition: shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes

Usage: He removed his children to the countryside; Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city; remove a case to another court

Main entry: get rid of, remove

Definition: dispose of

Usage: Get rid of these old shoes!; The company got rid of all the dead wood

Main entry: remove

Definition: remove from a position or an office

Main entry: remove, move out, take out

Definition: cause to leave

Usage: The teacher took the children out of the classroom

Main entry: slay, dispatch, polish off, remove, bump off, hit, off, murder

Definition: kill intentionally and with premeditation

Usage: The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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