eliminate

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. expel, excrete, secrete; remove, get rid of, exclude, set aside, drop, cast out, eradicate; omit, ignore, leave out, neglect, pass over; suppress, extract. See extraction, ejection, exclusion.Ant., add.
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(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To remove]
Syn. take out, get rid of, leave out, omit, dispose of, dispense with, do away with, wipe out, clean out, throw out, weed out, stamp out, cut out, crop out, phase out, drive out, cast out, root out, winnow out, put aside, set aside, exclude, rule out, remove from consideration, remove from competition, drop from competition, reject, eject, cast off, defeat, disqualify, oust, evict, shut the door on, clear away, cancel, eradicate, erase, expel, discharge, dislodge, put out of doors, reduce, disentitle, forfeit, invalidate, abolish, repeal, abrogate, exterminate, annihilate, kill, murder, waive, throw overboard, be done with, relinquish, relegate, discard, dismiss, drop, blot out, elide, obliterate, discount, exile, banish, deport, expatriate, maroon, blackball, ostracize, fire, dump*, ditch*, scrap*, bounce*, sack*, eighty-six*, clear the decks*.
Ant. accept, include*, welcome.
2. [To remove waste matter]
Syn. discharge, throw off, pass; see excrete .
See Synonym Study at exclude .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
get rid of, remove, discard, cut, reject, omit, drop, kill, eject, oust, shut out, expel, exclude.
ANT.: include, get
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To get rid of, especially by banishment or execution: eradicate, liquidate, purge, remove, wipe out. Idioms: do away with, put an end to. See HELP, KEEP. 2. To keep from being admitted, included, or considered: bar, count out, debar, except, exclude, keep out, rule out, shut out. See INCLUDE. 3. To take or leave out: drop, omit, remove. See INCLUDE. 4. To discharge (wastes or foreign substances) from the body: evacuate, excrete. Medicine: purge. See KEEP.

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  • Eliminate — E*lim i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eliminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Eliminating}.] [L. eliminatus, p. p. of eliminare; e out + limen threshold; prob. akin to limes boundary. See {Limit}.] 1. To put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eliminate — e‧lim‧i‧nate [ɪˈlɪmneɪt] verb [transitive] to get rid of something unnecessary or unwanted: • The company plans to eliminate 2,100 jobs. • The administration s goal was to eliminate all spending restrictions on federal grants. * * * eliminate UK …   Financial and business terms

  • eliminate — I (eradicate) verb abolish, annihilate, blot out, cancel, clear out, consume, cut out, decimate, delete, demolish, deracinate, desolate, destroy, devour, dispatch, dispose of, dissolve, do away with, efface, end, erase, evacuate, expunge,… …   Law dictionary

  • eliminate — 1560s, from L. eliminatus, pp. of eliminare thrust out of doors, expel, from ex limine off the threshold, from ex off, out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + limine, ablative of limen threshold. Used literally at first; sense of exclude first attested 1714;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • eliminate — rule out, *exclude, debar, blackball, disbar, suspend,shut out Analogous words: *eject, oust, dismiss, expel, evict: eradicate, extirpate, *exterminate, uproot, wipe: expunge, *erase, delete, efface …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • eliminate — [v] remove, throw out annihilate, blot out*, bump off*, cancel, cast out, count out, cut out, defeat, discard, discharge, dismiss, dispense with, dispose of, disqualify, disregard, do away with, drive out, drop, eject, eradicate, erase, evict,… …   New thesaurus

  • eliminate — ► VERB 1) completely remove or get rid of. 2) reject or exclude from consideration or further participation. DERIVATIVES elimination noun eliminator noun. ORIGIN Latin eliminare turn out of doors …   English terms dictionary

  • eliminate — [ē lim′ə nāt΄, ilim′ə nāt΄] vt. eliminated, eliminating [< L eliminatus, pp. of eliminare, to turn out of doors, banish < e , out + limen, threshold (akin to limes, boundary) < IE base * (e)lei , to bend > LIMB1] 1. to take out;… …   English World dictionary

  • eliminate — 01. The government has been cutting budgets in various departments in an effort to [eliminate] the deficit. 02. The Brazilian team will be [eliminated] from the World Cup competition if they lose tomorrow s game. 03. André Agassi faces… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • eliminate — verb ADVERB ▪ altogether, completely, entirely, totally ▪ The risk cannot be eliminated altogether. ▪ This procedure does not completely eliminate the possibility of an accident. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • eliminate — e|lim|i|nate [ıˈlımıneıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: eliminatus, past participle of eliminare to put out of doors ] 1.) to completely get rid of something that is unnecessary or unwanted eliminate a need/possibility/risk/problem etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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