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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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

Wiktionary

  1. filter(verb)

    Synonyms:
    filter out

  2. filter(verb)

    To sort, sift, or isolate.

    Synonyms:
    filter out

  3. filter(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    filter out

  4. filter(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    filter out

  6. filter(noun)

    To ride a motorcycle between lanes on a road

    Synonyms:
    filter out

    Antonyms:
    ideal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. filter

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

    Antonyms:
    befoul, muddle, disturb, thicken

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. filter(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    strain, pass through a strainer

  2. filter(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    percolate, transude, exude, strain, ooze

  3. filter(n.)

    Synonyms:
    strainer

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. filter(v)

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

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How to use filter in a sentence?

  1. Alyssa Pike:

    The general rule of thumb for emergencies is to store at least one gallon of water per person or pet per day and to have a three-day supply handy. However, if you typically drink tap water or have some sort of filter, I wouldn't worry about buying copious amounts of water.

  2. Evan Lucas:

    Until we find some sort of stability in oil, it's going to be a fairly rocky period. We also saw iron ore prices fall again to below $70 a tonne, but there are some positive signs for the longer term. Falling crude prices are actually a stimulus. It means capex is lower, consumer cost is lower, but it takes a while to filter through.

  3. Jason Arnold:

    You would load up a Humvee and help toss garbage out, every time we went out, they would just hand out those cheap, paper filter masks. We knew it was bad, but if you’re given an order, you do it.

  4. Oliver Taylor:

    A typical oil change today takes about 20 minutes to complete. With the Nexcel system it takes only 90 seconds to do the full oil service. So the Nexcel oil cell contains the engine oil and filter. So by taking the oil cell out of the car and putting a brand new oil cell back in; that's it - oil change done.

  5. Michael Jerrett:

    Central air conditioning with a proper filter might get some of the potential contaminants, for children, consider where they play outside, and when you’re planning heavy exercise you might not want to be in the park right by the fracking site.

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