remove Definition

  • 1take (something) away or off from the position occupied
  • 2cause (someone or something) to be far away from a particular place, person, or situation
  • 3dismiss (someone) from a job or position

Using remove: Examples

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

  • Example

    He removed his coat and hung it up.

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    The company removed all the old furniture from the office.

  • Example

    She was removed from her post as head of department.

  • Example

    The doctor had to remove the bullet from his leg.

  • Example

    I need to remove this stain from my shirt.

  • Example

    The teacher removed the disruptive student from the classroom.

remove Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for remove

Phrases with remove

  • withdraw or retreat from a particular situation or place


    I had to remove myself from the party because I wasn't feeling well.

  • dismiss someone from their job or position


    The president has the power to remove officials from office for misconduct.

  • force someone to give up their position of authority


    The people demanded that the dictator be removed from power.

Origins of remove

from Old French 'remover', from Latin 'removere', from 're-' (expressing intensive force) + 'movere' (to move)


Summary: remove in Brief

To 'remove' [rɪˈmuːv] means to take something away from its position or cause someone or something to be far away from a particular place or situation. It can also mean to dismiss someone from a job or position. Examples include 'He removed his coat and hung it up,' and 'The teacher removed the disruptive student from the classroom.' Phrases include 'remove oneself' and 'remove from office.'

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