Definition of "remove" []

  • To move from a place or position occupied: removed the cups from the table. (verb-transitive)
  • To transfer or convey from one place to another: removed the family to Texas. (verb-transitive)
  • To take off: removed my boots. (verb-transitive)
  • To take away; withdraw: removed the candidate's name from consideration. (verb-transitive)
  • To do away with; eliminate: remove a stain. (verb-transitive)
  • To take away and place elsewhere (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To displace (someone) from office; dismiss (verb)
  • To do away with (a grievance, cause of anxiety, etc); abolish (verb)
  • To cause (dirt, stains, or anything unwanted) to disappear; get rid of (verb)
  • To assassinate; kill (verb)
  • To change the location of one's home or place of business (verb)
  • The act of removing, esp (formal) a removal of one's residence or place of work (noun)
  • The degree of difference separating one person, thing, or condition from another (noun)
  • (in certain schools) a class or form, esp one for children of about 14 years, designed to introduce them to the greater responsibilities of a more senior position in the school (noun)
  • (at a formal dinner, formerly) a dish to be changed while the rest of the course remains on the table (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "remove" in a sentence
  • "Me, not so much, but what I think is really cool about what you've described is how it puts all the moral conflict at one remove from the people -- it's the * vampires* (from what you describe) that are trying to figure out how to live morally as everything is collapsing around them."
  • "Make sure to remove the labels, and as much of the glue as you can — it will melt and require some scrubbing to remove from the crock."
  • "After it simmers one more time, remove from the heat and cover to keep warm."