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re·move

remove

 
 
pronunciation:
rih muv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: removing, remove, removed
definition 1: to take away from a place or position.
She removed the empty boxes from the doorway.He removed all the posters from the wall.
synonyms:
displace, take, withdraw
antonyms:
add, insert, replace
similar words:
dislodge, draw, empty, evacuate, expel, move, oust
definition 2: to take off or shed.
He removed his sweater.
synonyms:
shed, strip
antonyms:
don, put on
similar words:
cast, change
definition 3: to force to leave a job or position of responsibility; dismiss.
The dishonest governor was removed from office.
synonyms:
discharge, dismiss, fire, oust
antonyms:
appoint, install
similar words:
eject, topple
definition 4: to get rid of; take off or away.
He tried to remove the ink stains with soap and water.
synonyms:
dispose of, eliminate
similar words:
abolish, amputate, annihilate, delete, dispel, eradicate, exterminate
derivation: remover (n.)
Word Builder: remove +
  • removal:
    the act of taking something away from a place.
  • remover:
    a liquid that removes something from a surface.
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The word remove contains the following parts:
re- Latin prefix that means again; back or back again
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The prefix re- occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise ) or "back again" (reflect ). It also attaches to English verbs (replay, rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re- " to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).
mob, mot, mov Latin root that means move