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Definition of Remove


  1. To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace; as, to remove a building.
  2. To cause to leave a person or thing; to cause to cease to be; to take away; hence, to banish; to destroy; to put an end to; to kill; as, to remove a disease.
  3. To dismiss or discharge from office; as, the President removed many postmasters.
  4. To change place in any manner, or to make a change in place; to move or go from one residence, position, or place to another.
  5. The act of removing; a removal.
  6. The transfer of one's business, or of one's domestic belongings, from one location or dwelling house to another; -- in the United States usually called a move.
  7. The state of being removed.
  8. That which is removed, as a dish removed from table to make room for something else.
  9. The distance or space through which anything is removed; interval; distance; stage; hence, a step or degree in any scale of gradation; specifically, a division in an English public school; as, the boy went up two removes last year.
  10. The act of resetting a horse's shoe.

Remove Quotations

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln

Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.
Eckhart Tolle

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
Denis Waitley

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
Neville Chamberlain
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Remove Translations

remove in Dutch is elimineren, afschaffen, opdoeken
remove in French is enlevez, enlevons, emporter, emportons, emportez
remove in Italian is discostare, spostare
remove in Latin is amoveo, abrogo, extraho extraxi extractum, abdo
remove in Portuguese is remova
remove in Spanish is alejar
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