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Synonyms for sieve

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sieve, screenverb

    a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

    cover, silver screen, screenland, filmdom, covert, screen door, projection screen, screen, concealment, blind

  2. screen, screen out, sieve, sortverb

    examine in order to test suitability

    "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

    test, sift, assort, strain, class, riddle, classify, separate, screen, block out, sort, sort out, shield, screen out

  3. sieve, siftverb

    check and sort carefully

    "sift the information"

    screen, sort, strain, screen out, sift

  4. sift, sieve, strainverb

    separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

    "sift the flour"

    screen, separate out, reach, strain, filter out, tense up, stress, puree, tense, screen out, try, sift, filter, extend, strive, filtrate, sort, distort, deform

  5. sieve, siftverb

    distinguish and separate out

    "sift through the job candidates"

    screen, sort, strain, screen out, sift

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sievenoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sievenoun

    strainer, sifter, bolt, bolter, riddle, tammis, tammy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sieve":

    colander, strainer, sieving, dropper, screened, screen

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How to use sieve in a sentence?

  1. Trey Gowdy:

    Adam Schiff leaks like a sieve.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.

  3. Rodrigo Maia:

    By changing the numbers, the Ministry of Health covers the sun with a sieve, the credibility of the statistics needs to be urgently recovered. A ministry that manipulates numbers creates a parallel world in order not to face the reality of the facts.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    I pray thee cease thy counsel, Which falls into mine ears as profitless as water in a sieve.

  5. Georges Bernanos:

    I know the compassion of others is a relief at first. I don't despise it. But it can't quench pain, it slips through your soul as through a sieve. And when our suffering has been dragged from one pity to another, as from one mouth to another, we can no longer respect or love it.

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