Synonyms of remove in English:

remove


See definition of remove

verb

1‘switch off the power and remove the plug’

SYNONYMS

detach, unfasten, separate

pull out, take out, disconnect

ANTONYMS

attach

2‘he took the box and removed the lid’

SYNONYMS

take off, undo, unfasten

ANTONYMS

put on

3‘he pulled out his wallet and removed a twenty dollar bill’

SYNONYMS

take out, produce, bring out, get out, draw out, withdraw, extract, pull out, fish out

ANTONYMS

insert

4‘police searched his flat, removing fifteen bags of clothing’

SYNONYMS

take away, carry away, move, shift, convey, transport

confiscate, take possession of

informal cart off

ANTONYMS

replace, put back

5‘in the bathroom, Sheila soon removed the mud’

SYNONYMS

clean off, wash off, wipe off, rinse off, scrub off, sponge out

6‘Henry removed his coat’

SYNONYMS

take off, pull off, peel off, shrug off, discard, divest oneself of, shed, fling off, fling aside, climb out of, slip out of

undo, unfasten, unbutton, unzip

dated doff

ANTONYMS

don, put on

7‘he was removed from his post as head of the security department’

SYNONYMS

dismiss, discharge, get rid of, dislodge, displace, throw out, evict, eject, expel, oust, purge, unseat, depose, topple, supplant

dethrone

informal sack, fire, kick out, boot out, defenestrate, give someone the boot, give someone their marching orders, show someone the door

British informal turf out

dated out

ANTONYMS

install, appoint

8‘tax relief on life assurance premiums was removed’

SYNONYMS

withdraw, abolish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with, take away, stop, put an end to, cut

informal axe

ANTONYMS

introduce, bring in

9‘Gabriel carefully removed the last two words’

SYNONYMS

delete, erase, rub out, cross out, strike out, ink out, score out, block out, blue-pencil, cut out, eliminate, efface, obliterate

ANTONYMS

add

10‘weeds have to be removed and a good general weedkiller applied’

SYNONYMS

uproot, take out, pull out, eradicate, destroy

11‘sometimes it may be necessary to remove branches of the tree’

SYNONYMS

cut off, chop off, lop off, hack off, amputate, excise

12‘in 1800 he removed to Edinburgh’

See move

13‘mobsters like that could simply have you removed if they didn't like you’

SYNONYMS

kill, murder, put to death, get rid of, dispose of, assassinate, eliminate, execute, wipe out

informal bump off, do away with, do in, do for, knock off, take out, top, stiff, croak, liquidate, blow away, give someone the works, wipe off the face of the earth

North American informal rub out, waste, smoke, ice, off

North American euphemistic terminate with extreme prejudice


noun

1‘it is almost impossible, at this remove, to reconstruct the impact of the incident’

SYNONYMS

distance, space of time, interval