(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. depart, go away, move; displace, excise, shift, eliminate, take off, discharge, evict. See ejection, departure, deduction, extraction, transfer, transportation, displacement.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To move physically]
Syn. take away, cart away, clear away, carry away, tear away, brush away, transfer, transport, dislodge, uproot, displace, dislocate, evacuate, unload, discharge, lift up, doff, take off, shed, raise, shift, switch, lift, push, draw away, draw in, withdraw, separate, extract, detach, amputate, cut out, excavate, dig out, dip out, skim, tear out, pull out, take out, burn out, smoke out, rip out, take down, tear off, draw off, carry off, cart off, clear off, strike off, cut off, rub off, scrape off, take in, pull in.
2. [To eliminate]
Syn. get rid of, do away with, exclude; see eliminate 1 .
3. [To kill]
Syn. assassinate, murder, liquidate; see kill 1 .
4. [To dismiss]
Syn. discharge, displace, discard, expel; see dismiss 1 , 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. take off eject, expel, extract, throw off, cut off, move, transfer, get rid of, oust, withdraw, uproot, disconnect, erase, expunge.
2. do away with kill, assassinate, take out, eliminate, execute, dismiss, depose, oust, discharge, unseat, unhorse, eject, fire, *can.
ANT.: 1. keep, maintain, retain. 2. hire, install
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To move (something) from a position occupied: take, take away, take off, take out, withdraw. See MOVE. 2. To go or cause to go from one place to another: maneuver, move, shift, transfer. See MOVE. 3. To move along a particular course: fare, go, journey, pass, proceed, push on, travel, wend. Idiom: make one's way. See MOVE. 4. To change one's residence or place of business, for example: move, relocate, transfer. See MOVE. 5. To take from one's own person: doff, take off. See PUT ON. 6. To take or leave out: drop, eliminate, omit. See INCLUDE. 7. To destroy all traces of: abolish, annihilate, blot out, clear, eradicate, erase, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, kill1, liquidate, obliterate, root1 (out or up), rub out, snuff out, stamp out, uproot, wipe out. Idioms: do away with, make an end of, put an end to. See HELP, MAKE. 8. To get rid of, especially by banishment or execution: eliminate, eradicate, liquidate, purge, wipe out. Idioms: do away with, put an end to. See HELP, KEEP. II noun Degree of separation, especially in time: distance. See NEAR.

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