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Synonyms for cull

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cull, reject(verb)

    the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality


  2. cull(verb)

    remove something that has been rejected

    "cull the sick members of the herd"

    pick, pluck

  3. pick, pluck, cull(verb)

    look for and gather

    "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"

    fleece, foot, clean, nibble, hustle, pick, surcharge, beak, deplume, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, tweak, pull off, pull, roll, displume, find fault, tear, soak, plunk, blame, piece, break up, rob, peck, deplumate, pick off, plume

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cull

    Prefer indicates a state of desire and approval; choose, an act of will. Prudence or generosity may lead one to choose what he does not prefer. Select implies a careful consideration of the reasons for preference and choice. Among objects so nearly alike that we have no reason to prefer any one to another we may simply choose the nearest, but we could not be said to select it. Aside from theology, elect is popularly confined to the political sense; as, a free people elect their own rulers. Cull, from the Latin colligere, commonly means to collect, as well as to select. In a garden we cull the choicest flowers.

    choose, elect, pick, pick out, prefer, select

    cast away, cast out, decline, disclaim, dismiss, leave, refuse, reject, repudiate, throw aside

    Choose from or from among the number; choose out of the army; choose between (or betwixt) two; among many; choose for the purpose.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cull

    bunch, gather, pick, collect

    scatter, drop, throw, disseminate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cull(v. a.)

    select, elect, choose, pick, single out, fix upon, pitch upon, pick out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cull(n)

    cully, dupe, gull

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  1. James Wan:

    There were many sleepless nights poring over hours of footage trying to cull, not just for visuals, but also audio stuff Paul had done.

  2. Katarzyna Karpa-Swiderek:

    There is no scientific basis for this, it is barbarism, we broadly do not protest against hunting wild boars, but in our opinion the scope of the proposed cull is excessive.

  3. Andrew Bridson:

    I see more mergers and acquisitions, more consolidation and a lot more joint ventures as things get tougher, that is not a bad thing. Consolidation will force out failing companies and cull a lot of the older tonnage.

  4. Eran Raizman:

    If the policies are to cull all the infected birds people loose all they have. If the government is not fast enough to pay the compensations they don't have anything to live off.

  5. Derek Gatherer:

    Unlike with bird flu and foot-and-mouth, there is unlikely to be any necessity for a cull given the absence of direct transmission from cow to cow or cow to human.

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Translations for cull

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  • подбирам, избирамBulgarian
  • cwlinoWelsh
  • pflücken, keulenGerman
  • seleccionar, desechoSpanish
  • [[vähentää]] [[kantaa]], poimiaFinnish
  • cueillirFrench
  • cogliere, abbattimentoItalian
  • tīpako, tīpaoMāori
  • plukke ut, avskyte, plukkeNorwegian
  • catarPortuguese
  • вы́членить, отстре́ливать, вычленя́ть, выбрако́вывать, отстрели́ть, забракова́ть, отобра́ть, бракова́ть, отбира́тьRussian
  • plocka, skjuta avSwedish

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