Synonyms of sift


1. sift, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move as if through a sieve; "The soldiers sifted through the woods"

2. sift, sieve, strain, separate

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

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

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

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

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

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Definition and meaning of sift (Dictionary)