Meaning of remove

re•move

Pronunciation: (ri-mv'), [key]
— v., n. -moved, -mov•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to move from a place or position; take away or off: to remove the napkins from the table.
  2. to take off or shed (an article of clothing): to remove one's jacket.
  3. to move or shift to another place or position; transfer: She removed the painting to another wall.
  4. to put out; send away: to remove a tenant.
  5. to dismiss or force from a position or office; discharge: They removed him for embezzling.
  6. to take away, withdraw, or eliminate: to remove the threat of danger.
  7. to get rid of; do away with; put an end to: to remove a stain; to remove the source of disease.
  8. to kill; assassinate.
—v.i.
  1. to move from one place to another, esp. to another locality or residence: We remove to Newport early in July.
  2. to go away; depart; disappear.
—n.
  1. the act of removing.
  2. a removal from one place, as of residence, to another.
  3. the distance by which one person, place, or thing is separated from another: to see something at a remove.
  4. a mental distance from the reality of something as a result of psychological detachment or lack of experience: to criticize something at a remove.
  5. a degree of difference, as that due to descent, transmission, etc.: a folk survival, at many removes, of a druidic rite.
  6. a step or degree, as in a graded scale.
  7. a promotion of a pupil to a higher class or division at school.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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