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Synonyms for eliminate
ɪˈlɪm əˌneɪtelim·i·nate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. eliminateverb

    The central idea of withdrawing makes abstract in common speech a euphemism for appropriate (unlawfully), purloin, steal. In mental processes we discriminate between objects by distinguishing their differences; we separate some one element from all that does not necessarily belong to it, abstract it, and view it alone. We may separate two ideas, and hold both in mind in comparison or contrast; but when we abstract one of them, we drop the other out of thought. The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted when the attention is divided among different subjects, so that it can not be given properly to any. The trouble with the distracted person is that he is not abstracted. Compare DISCERN.

    Synonyms:
    abstract, appropriate, detach, discriminate, distinguish, distract, divert, purloin, remove, separate, steal, take away, withdraw

    Antonyms:
    add, combine, complete, conjoin, fill up, increase, restore, strengthen, unite

    Preposition:
    The purse may be abstracted from the pocket; the substance from the accidents; a book into a compend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. eliminate

    Synonyms:
    cast out, exclude, eject, reject, elucidate, explain, enucleate, segregate

    Antonyms:
    mystify, obscure, involve, smuggle, foist, import, confound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away withverb

    terminate, end, or take out

    "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"

    Synonyms:
    stub out, press out, blow out, rule out, wipe out, abolish, remove, decimate, obviate, winnow out, carry off, egest, crush out, annihilate, extinguish, pass, reject, snuff out, excrete, rid of, get rid of, quench, do away with, eradicate

  2. obviate, rid of, eliminateverb

    do away with

    Synonyms:
    forfend, decimate, rule out, avert, excrete, ward off, wipe out, obviate, annihilate, head off, get rid of, winnow out, fend off, stave off, debar, avoid, extinguish, pass, reject, forefend, rid of, carry off, deflect, egest, do away with, eradicate

  3. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry offverb

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

    Synonyms:
    obviate, bear off, eat up, crush out, pull off, rule out, exhaust, annihilate, reject, negociate, take away, get rid of, manage, bear away, use up, rid of, bring off, extirpate, decimate, exterminate, press out, kill, eat, obliterate, run through, quench, cancel out, snuff out, pass, wipe out, carry away, do away with, stub out, uproot, blow out, winnow out, excrete, root out, erase, extinguish, sweep away, carry off, consume, egest, deplete, eradicate

  4. rule out, eliminate, winnow out, rejectverb

    dismiss from consideration or a contest

    "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"

    Synonyms:
    freeze off, reject, rule out, excrete, wipe out, decline, scorn, obviate, decimate, get rid of, winnow out, carry off, egest, spurn, pass up, rule in, annihilate, extinguish, pooh-pooh, turn away, disapprove, disdain, rid of, pass, close out, refuse, do away with, resist, turn down, preclude, eradicate

  5. excrete, egest, eliminate, passverb

    eliminate from the body

    "Pass a kidney stone"

    Synonyms:
    perish, elapse, run, make pass, go past, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, occur, die, snuff it, do away with, rid of, eradicate, go, spend, slide by, wipe out, fade, hand, legislate, happen, egest, exit, authorise, annihilate, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, transcend, make it, authorize, pop off, sink, rule out, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, extinguish, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, winnow out, decimate, croak, lapse, get rid of, pass off, give-up the ghost, return, blow over, take place, lead, expire, overhaul, go through, reach, communicate, come about, choke, turn over, overtake, glide by, obviate, extend, travel by, carry off, fall, pass, pass by, clear, decease, conk, excrete, buy the farm, pass along, go across, go along, surpass, guide, reject, exceed, pass on

  6. eliminateverb

    remove from a contest or race

    "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"

    Synonyms:
    pass, rid of, annihilate, carry off, get rid of, egest, winnow out, obviate, rule out, decimate, wipe out, excrete, extinguish, eradicate, do away with, reject

  7. eliminateverb

    remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations

    Synonyms:
    pass, rid of, annihilate, carry off, get rid of, egest, winnow out, obviate, rule out, decimate, wipe out, excrete, extinguish, eradicate, do away with, reject

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. eliminateverb

    Synonyms:
    exclude, expel, reject, thrust out, drive out, get clear of

  2. eliminateverb

    Synonyms:
    extricate, release, set free

  3. eliminateverb

    Synonyms:
    (Algebra.) disengage, separate

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How to use eliminate in a sentence?

  1. Robert Townsend:

    A good manager doesn't try to eliminate conflict; he tries to keep it from wasting the energies of his people. If you're the boss and your people fight you openly when they think that you are wrong -- that's healthy.

  2. White House:

    I've ordered every federal agency to eliminate rules that don't make sense.

  3. Khalifa Haftar:

    If the international community supports us, and I ask it to do so by lifting the embargo on weapons, then we could eliminate Daesh in Libya definitively and quickly.

  4. John Bolton:

    The president has held the door open to real negotiations to completely and verifiably eliminate Iran's nuclear weapons program, its pursuit of ballistic missile delivery systems, its support for international terrorism and other malign behavior worldwide, all that Iran needs to do is to walk through that open door.

  5. Dennis Muilenburg:

    As pilots have told us, erroneous activation of the MCAS function can add to what is already a high-workload environment, it's our responsibility to eliminate this risk. We own it and we know how to do it.


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