(noun, verb)


1. degree of figurative distance or separation

- just one remove from madness

- it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy

Definition categories: attribute, distance


1. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

- remove a threat

- remove a wrapper

- Remove the dirty dishes from the table

Similar word(s): take, withdraw

Definition categories: change

2. remove from a position or an office

Definition categories: social

3. dispose of

Definition categories: possession

4. cause to leave

Definition categories: social

5. 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

Similar word(s): transfer

Definition categories: motion, shift, transfer

6. go away or leave

Similar word(s): absent

Definition categories: change, disappear, vanish

7. kill intentionally and with premeditation

Similar word(s): dispatch, hit, murder, off, slay

Definition categories: social, kill

8. get rid of something abstract

- The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage

Definition categories: change

Sentences with remove as a verb:

- He removed the marbles from the bag.

- The President removed many postmasters.