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Synonyms of sieve

Noun


1. sieve, screen, strainer

usage: a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

Verb


1. screen, screen out, sieve, sort, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

2. sieve, sift, analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas

usage: check and sort carefully; "sift the information"

3. sift, sieve, strain, separate

usage: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"

4. sieve, sift, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"

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