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Synonyms for filter
ˈfɪl tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. filter(noun)

    device that removes something from whatever passes through it

  2. filter(verb)

    an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it

  3. filter, filtrate, strain, separate out, filter out(verb)

    remove by passing through a filter

    "filter out the impurities"

    sift, separate out, reach, strain, filter out, tense up, dribble, permeate, sink in, tense, try, extend, puree, distort, strive, percolate, filtrate, trickle, sieve, deform, stress

  4. percolate, sink in, permeate, filter(verb)

    pass through

    "Water permeates sand easily"

    click, separate out, penetrate, perk up, dawn, leach, dribble, permeate, get through, diffuse, sink in, strain, gain vigor, come home, perk, imbue, percolate, filtrate, pervade, riddle, pick up, get across, fall into place, filter out, interpenetrate, trickle

  5. trickle, dribble, filter(verb)

    run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream

    "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in"

    drool, separate out, drivel, strain, slobber, dribble, permeate, percolate, slabber, drop, filter out, filtrate, drip, trickle, carry, sink in, slaver


  1. filter(verb)

    filter out

  2. filter(verb)

    To sort, sift, or isolate.

    filter out

  3. filter(verb)

    To diffuse; to cause to be less concentrated or focused.

    filter out

  4. filter(verb)

    To pass through a filter or to act as though passing through a filter.

    filter out

  5. filter(verb)

    To move slowly or gradually; to come or go a few at a time.

    The collection of cofinite subsets of \u211D is a filter under inclusion: it includes the intersection of every pair of its members, and includes every superset of every cofinite set.

    filter out

  6. filter(noun)

    To ride a motorcycle between lanes on a road

    filter out


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. filter

    strain, percolate, refine, distil, ooze, exude, leak, depurate, defecate, clarify

    befoul, muddle, disturb, thicken

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. filter(v. a.)

    strain, pass through a strainer

  2. filter(v. n.)

    percolate, transude, exude, strain, ooze

  3. filter(n.)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. filter(v)

    strain, clarify, filtrate, percolate, exude, ooze, seep, transude, infiltrate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    filters, filtering, filtration, filtered, cleaner, screen, filtrate, trap, strainer, ptfe

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How to use filter in a sentence?

  1. Samantha Bee:

    Every week I strive to show the world as I see it, unfiltered. Sometimes I should probably have a filter. I accept that, i take it seriously when I get it right and I do take responsibility when I get it wrong.

  2. Jukka Kekäläinen:

    The whole reproductive tract of the female seems to have evolved to filter out' unwanted' spermatozoa, we argue that cryptic female choice can potentially occur in multiple stages during the sperm migration from the vagina towards the unfertilized egg.

  3. Elizabeth Warren.Julie Cetrone:

    Some of the stuff he says, when he's saying it, and I'm watching on TV, I spit my water out, i can't help but laugh. It's humorous. Some of the things -- not a lot -- but some of the things he's said, I've thought of saying, but I never would do it. I guess I give him credit for sticking with whatever he believes in. But he needs to use a filter way more.

  4. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul:

    We run a tight ship around here, we plan on being in for the long hall, and I think ultimately celebrity will sort of filter out of this.

  5. Kimberly Council:

    If any teachers or any administrators find other sites that students havegotten to that we need to block, we can manipulate that filter and add thosesites to it as well. i feel as though if I can just do a small portion to help the students andhelp the parents that don’t have Wi-Fi, that ca n’t help their kids with their homework. It makes me go home and know I did something to make a difference inthat child’s life.

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