remove - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleremoving
past tenseremoved
past participleremoved
  1. 1
    to take something or someone away from a place

    Sally looked down at her sleeve and removed a small speck of dirt.

    remove someone/something from something:

    Medical crews removed two people from the collapsed building.

    Remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool.

    The area has now been removed from the list of dangerous destinations.

  2. 2
    to take off clothing

    She removed her jacket and hung it over the chair.

  3. 3
    to get rid of a problem, difficulty, or something that annoys you

    The bill is intended to remove obstacles that may discourage investors.

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  4. 4
    to take away someone’s power or position, especially in politics

    Officials who were involved in the scandal were removed from office.