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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

How to pronounce filter?

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How to use filter in a sentence?

  1. Bob Thomas:

    There was sort of a filter on what was available to kids.

  2. Anthony Marchese:

    The analogy that I use is, you own a Ferrari that has a $50 oil filter under the hood, without that oil filter, that Ferrari is useless.

  3. Jason Chipman:

    When you raise the cost to the employers, they’re going to raise prices, it’s not going to be overnight, but eventually it will filter to everything else, increases in rent, utilities, food, clothing. They will go up and people will end up right back in the same place.

  4. Joey Fortman:

    I think of how radio is able to filter out all the bad music content, you won't hear cuss words on the radio. But [ these platforms ] aren't regulated and parents are still just learning that.

  5. 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.

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