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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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    screen, sort, strain, screen out, sift

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sievenoun

    Synonyms:
    bolt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sievenoun

    Synonyms:
    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. 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.

  2. William Shakespeare:

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

  3. Vladislav Seleznyov:

    We continue to control the southern part of the airport ... we left the new terminal because it looks like a sieve and there's simply nowhere to hide there.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

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

  5. Trey Gowdy:

    Adam Schiff leaks like a sieve.

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