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remove (take)

Definition:

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

Class:

change verb (size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.)

Related to:

remotion | removal | remover

Past tense:

removed

Present participle:

removing

3rd-person singular present:

removes

Similar to:

clear | unclutter

Follows:

dig out | dust

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • remove the dirty dishes from the table
  • remove a wrapper
  • remove a threat

Synonyms:

clear | empty | take | take away | withdraw

Etymology:

Old French remouvoir, from Latin removere "move back or away", from re- "back,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of remove...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Take-out | takeout | carry-out | take-away | parcel

refers to prepared meals or other food items, purchased at a restaurant, that the purchaser intends to eat elsewhere. The restaurant involved may or may not provide table service. Take-out is sometimes cheaper than table service for the same dishes. In... (41 of 447 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Take-out

Collins Dictionary:

take away | subtract [synonym, sense-specific] | minus [synonym, sense-specific]

to deduct; subtract | minus | sold for consumption away from the premises on which it's prepared | preparing and selling food for consumption away ... (22 of 487 words, 6 definitions, 15 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/take-away

Wiktionary:

take away | deprive [synonym, sense-specific] | divest [synonym, sense-specific] | dispossess [synonym, sense-specific] | fortake [synonym, sense-specific] | strip [synonym, sense-specific] | minus [synonym, sense-specific]

To remove something and put it in a different place. | To remove something, either material or abstract, so that a person no longer has it. | To subtract or diminish something. | To leave a memory or impression in one's mind that you think about later... (44 of 121 words, 7 definitions, 11 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/take away

Random House Dictionary:

remove | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle]

to move from a place or position; take away or off. | to take off or shed (an article of clothing). | to move or shift to another place or position; ... (29 of 261 words, 17 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/remove

Merriam-Webster:

remove [entry 1, verb] | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle] | eliminate [synonym, sense-specific] | doff [synonym, sense-specific] | douse [synonym, sense-specific] | peel [synonym, sense-specific] | put off [synonym, sense-specific] | shrug off [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to change the location, position, station, or residence of ; to transfer (a legal proceeding) from one court to another | to move by lifting, pushing ... (25 of 255 words, 7 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/remove

remove [entry 2, noun] | removal [synonym, sense-specific] | specifically [synonym, sense-specific] | lead [synonym, sense-specific] | length [synonym, sense-specific] | distance [synonym, sense-specific] | spacing [synonym, sense-specific] | spread [synonym, sense-specific] | stretch [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"removal" ; specifically, "move" [sense-specific] | a distance or interval separating one person or thing from another ; a degree or stage of ... (22 of 104 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/remove show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

remove | Remove | remove to | be removed | removed | removability [derived] | removable [derived] | remover [derived]

take (something) away or off from the position occupied | take off (clothing) | ("remove to") [outdated] : change one's home or place of residence by ... (24 of 245 words, 11 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/remove

Macmillan British Dictionary:

remove [transitive] | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle] | removes [3rd-person singular present]

to take something or someone away from a place | to take off clothing | to get rid of a problem, difficulty, or something that annoys you ; to get rid ... (29 of 153 words, 4 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/remove

American Heritage Dictionary:

remove | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle] | removes [3rd-person singular present] | remover [noun, related]

To move from a place or position occupied | To transfer or convey from one place to another | To take off | To take away; withdraw | To do away with; ... (28 of 152 words, 11 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/remove

New World Dictionary:

remove | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle]

to move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another | to take off | to do away with; specifically, ... (27 of 148 words, 11 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/remove

Cambridge Dictionary:

remove [entry 1]

to take something or someone away from somewhere, or off something | to make a negative feeling disappear (17 of 69 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/remove 1

remove [entry 2, formal]

to force someone to leave an important job or a position of power because they have behaved badly or not in a way you approve of (26 of 63 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/remove 2

remove [entry 3, formal]

a stage in a process or development (7 of 23 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/remove 3

Columbia Encyclopedia:

clearing

in banking, the periodic settling of bankers' claims against each other, for which local banks establish clearinghouse associations. Clearinghouses ... (19 of 260 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/bus​/A​0812491​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

take away

to remove or take somebody or something elsewhere | to subtract a number or quantity (14 of 27 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718121​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

remove

First use: about 1300

Origin: Old French remouvoir, from Latin removere "move back or away", from re- "back, away" + movere "to move". The noun is first ... (24 of 45 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=remove

Oxford Dictionary:

remove | Remove | remove to | be removed | removed

Origin: Middle English (as a verb): from the Old French stem remov-, from Latin removere, from re- "back" + movere "to move"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/remove

Wiktionary:

remove | removes [plural] | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-Norman remuver, removeir, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre ("to move")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/remove

American Heritage Dictionary:

remove | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle] | removes [3rd-person singular present]

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

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/remove

New World Dictionary:

remove | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English remouen from Old French remouvoir from Latin removere: see "re-" and "move"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/remove

Collins Dictionary:

remove

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French removoir, from Latin removēre; see move

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/remove

Merriam-Webster:

remove [entry 1, verb] | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-French remuver, removeir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre to move

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/remove

Encarta Dictionary:

remove | removes [plural] | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin removere from movere "to move"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700394​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

remove | removes [plural] | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "remove"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/remove

Collins Dictionary:

remove

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "remove"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/remove

Macmillan British Dictionary:

remove [transitive] | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle] | removes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "remove"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/remove

Macmillan American Dictionary:

remove [transitive] | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle] | removes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "remove"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/remove

Cambridge Dictionary:

remove [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "remove"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "remove"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/remove 1

the Free Dictionary:

remove

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "remove"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "remove"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "remove" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/remove

Google Dictionary:

remove | removes [plural] | removed [past tense] | removing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "remove"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=remove

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

remove

Audio: North American pronunciation of "remove"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=remove​01 word=remove

YourDictionary Audio:

remove

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "remove" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/remove

freedictionary.org:

Remove

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Remove" by speech synthesizer

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