purify Definition

  • 1to remove dirty or harmful substances from something
  • 2to make something pure or clean

Using purify: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "purify" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The water is purified by passing it through a filter.

  • Example

    The air in the room was purified by the air conditioning system.

  • Example

    The company aims to purify its manufacturing processes to reduce pollution.

purify Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for purify

Phrases with purify

  • to cleanse oneself spiritually or morally


    He went on a retreat to purify himself and reflect on his life.

  • purify one's intentions

    to examine and clarify one's motives for doing something


    She decided to purify her intentions before making a decision.

  • self-purification

    the process of cleansing oneself spiritually or morally


    Gandhi practiced self-purification through fasting and meditation.

Origins of purify

from Old French 'purifier', from Latin 'purus' meaning 'pure'


Summary: purify in Brief

To 'purify' [ˈpjʊrɪfaɪ] means to remove harmful or dirty substances from something, or to make something pure or clean. It can refer to physical processes like filtering water or air, as well as spiritual or moral practices like purifying oneself or one's intentions. Synonyms include 'cleanse,' 'clarify,' and 'sanitize.'