[ verb ] remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc.; or remove something abstract
"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "It withdraws heat from the environment"
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
Strenuous efforts were made to remove pin pricking from administration statements .(The Wall Street Journal...)
The High_Court held that the company must apply its percentage allowance to the value of the raw_materials removed from the ground , not to the revenue from finished products .(Newark Evening News...)
Much of the glamor President_Kennedy 's Peace_Corps may have held for some prospective applicants has been removed by Sargent_Shriver , the head corpsman .(The New York Times,...)
But it would greatly strengthen any Mayor 's executive powers , remove the excuse in large degree that he is a captive of inaction in the Board of Estimate , increase his budget-making authority both as to expense and capital budgets , and vest in him the right to reorganize city departments in the interest of efficiency and economy .
Lawmaking power is removed from the Board of Estimate and made a partnership responsibility of the City_Council and the Mayor .
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[ verb ] dispose of
"Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
Used in print(The Detroit News...)
`` I am very pleased to have the doubt of suspicion removed .(The Atlanta Constitution,...)
The Rusk belief in balanced defense , replacing the Dulles theory of massive retaliation , removes a grave danger that has existed .(Schuyler Cammann, "The Magic Square of Three in...)
Among the many severe measures taken by the First_Emperor , Shih_Huang-ti , in his efforts to insure the continuation of_this hard-won national unity , was the burning of the books in 213 B._C. , with the expressed intention of removing possible sources for divergent thinking ; but , as he had a special fondness for magic and divination , he ordered that books on these subjects should be spared .(Booth Hemingway and Stuart H. Brown,...)
Much of the dirt and leaf stain is easily removed when damp , but requires dynamite if allowed to dry .
[ verb ] remove from a position or an office
Used in print(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
The King decided to remove Ibrahim a week before elections and to institute a non-party Council_of_Government under his personal direction .
[ verb ] shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
"He removed his children to the countryside" "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city" "remove a case to another court"
Used in print(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
`` Wherefore also He [ God ] drove him [ man ] out of Paradise , and removed him far from the tree of life , not because He envied him the tree of life , as some venture to assert , but because He pitied him , [ and did not desire ] that he should continue a sinner for ever , nor that the sin which surrounded him should be immortal , and evil interminable and irremediable .
[ verb ] cause to leave
"The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
This Congress will see Premier_Khrushchev consolidating his power and laying the groundwork for an orderly succession should death or illness remove him from the scene in the next few years .(National Review, xi: 26...)
( Even granted that the Congo should be unified , you do n't protect Western security by first removing the pro-Western weight from the power equilibrium . )(Saturday Review...)
However , by comparing the TV snatches , two different radio_station re-runs , and the censored Los_Angeles Times version , I found that the radio_stations had edited_out questions ( ABC removed the one regarding Laos ) or even a paragraph out of the middle of the President 's answer .
[ noun ] degree of figurative distance or separation
: "just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy"