1 take off, doff, shed, cast off:
Gentlemen are requested to remove their hats in her presence.
2 take away, get rid of, carry away or off, shift; transfer:
When I arrived this morning, my desk had been removed. The threat of war has been removed. Kindly remove your elbows from the table
3 obliterate, delete, erase, expunge, eradicate, efface, eliminate, take off, wipe or rub out, wipe or rub off, get rid of:
Use chemicals to remove the graffiti from the wall.
4 murder, assassinate, kill, slay, execute, exterminate, eliminate, liquidate, eradicate, massacre, slaughter, do away with, dispose of, get rid of, purge, Slang rub or wipe out, do in, bump off, US waste:
We brought in some of the boys to remove the competition.
5 discharge, dismiss, depose, unseat, displace, expel, oust, turn out, get rid of, purge, Colloq fire, sack, kick out:
Andrews must be removed from his job before he does any more harm.
6 relocate, move, transfer, shift:
I removed to a quieter place where I could write in peace.
7 take out, unfasten, detach, disconnect, separate, undo:
They have to remove the transmission to overhaul it.
8 distance, space, interval, separation:
They tried to keep the girls and the boys at some remove from one another.
altogether, completely, entirely | effectively
By producing an heir, the Queen effectively removed her cousin's hopes of succeeding to the throne.
| permanently, temporarily | quickly | easily
The old cladding can be easily removed using a claw hammer.
| painlessly | carefully | forcibly
people who have been forcibly removed from their homes
Unsightly moles can be removed surgically.
try to | be possible to | be difficult to
These stains can be difficult to remove.
Fittings should be completely removed for cleaning.
She removed the dirty dishes from the table.
Bee stings should be removed with tweezers.
remove sth at a stroke
The proposed law would remove at a stroke the long-cherished right to trial by jury.
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