remove

remove re‧move [rɪˈmuːv] verb [transitive]
1. to take something away:

• We need to consider the trade implications before border controls are removed.

remove something from somebody/​something

• an injunction removing the vote from 80,000 shareholders

• The committee is recommending that the drug be removed from the market altogether.

2. HUMAN RESOURCES to force someone to leave an important job or position:

• The new directors intend to meet on Monday to remove the company's chief executive.

• The governor was removed from office following allegations of misconduct.

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remove UK US /rɪˈmuːv/ verb [T]
to take something or someone away from somewhere or off something: remove sth/sb from sth »

He asked the company to remove him from their database.

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The store removed all canned food from the shelves as soon as they heard about the recall.

remove barriers/obstacles/restrictions »

The government failed to remove legal obstacles to the transfer of ownership of assets.

to take away or stop a charge or a cost: »

Surcharges on fruit and vegetables will be removed by the end of the year.

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This measure removes a layer of cost which could bring down prices.

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The commodity market price plunged late on Friday after Brazil removed export taxes.

HR, WORKPLACE to force someone to leave an important job or a position of power, usually because they have behaved badly, or in a way that you do not approve of: »

They initiated the procedure for him to be removed from office.

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The City Controller was removed after a failure to list sources of income including rental properties.

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Directors are appointed and removed by shareholders.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • remove — re·move /ri müv/ vb re·moved, re·mov·ing vt: to change the location, position, station, status, or residence of: as a: to have (an action) transferred from one court to another and esp. from a state court to a federal court see also separable… …   Law dictionary

  • Remove — Re*move (r? m??v ), v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane, I can not taint with fear. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Remove — Re*move (r? m??v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Removed} ( m??vd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Removing}.] [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re re + movere to move. See {Move}.] 1. To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remove — [ri mo͞ov′] vt. removed, removing [ME remouen < OFr remouvoir < L removere: see RE & MOVE] 1. to move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another 2. to take off [to remove one s coat] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Remove — Re*move , n. 1. The act of removing; a removal. [1913 Webster] This place should be at once both school and university, not needing a remove to any other house of scholarship. Milton. [1913 Webster] And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remove — ► VERB 1) take off or away from the position occupied. 2) abolish or get rid of. 3) dismiss from a post. 4) (be removed) be very different from. 5) (remove to) dated relocate to (another place). 6) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • remove — [v1] lift or move object; take off, away abolish, abstract, amputate, carry away, carry off, cart off, clear away, cut out, delete, depose, detach, dethrone, dig out, discard, discharge, dislodge, dismiss, displace, disturb, do away with, doff,… …   New thesaurus

  • Remove — or remover may refer to:* Removalist or household goods Mover * Hare Remover , 1945 Merrie Melodies cartoon * Needle remover * Pet eye remover, in photographic retouching * Polish remover * Staple removerSee also* Delete * Relocate * Removable… …   Wikipedia

  • remove — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. remouvoir, from L. removere move back or away, from re back, away + movere to move (see MOVE (Cf. move)). Related: Removed; removing. The noun is first recorded 1550s, act of removing; sense of space or interval by which… …   Etymology dictionary

  • remove — vb *move, shift, transfer Analogous words: convey, *carry, bear, transport, transmit: eradicate, extirpate, uproot (see EXTERMINATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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