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Synonyms for sift
sɪftsift

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sift

    Synonyms:
    screen, analyze, scrutinize, robe, examine critically, investigate, winnow, sort

    Antonyms:
    confound, fuse, confuse, amalgamate, conglomerate, compound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. siftverb

    move as if through a sieve

    "The soldiers sifted through the woods"

    Synonyms:
    sieve, strain

  2. 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, filter, extend, strive, sieve, filtrate, sort, distort, deform

  3. sieve, siftverb

    check and sort carefully

    "sift the information"

    Synonyms:
    sieve, screen, sort, strain, screen out

  4. sieve, siftverb

    distinguish and separate out

    "sift through the job candidates"

    Synonyms:
    sieve, screen, sort, strain, screen out

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Editors Contribution

  1. rentverb

    being a common word in the form of noun, rent is unknown to many as verb.

    there is a slim rent in the boulder that makes it distinguished.

    Submitted by MAMIDALA on June 8, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. siftverb

    Synonyms:
    bolt

  2. siftverb

    Synonyms:
    scrutinize, probe, fathom, sound, investigate, canvass, discuss, examine critically, look into, follow up, inquire into

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. siftverb

    Synonyms:
    bolt, cribble, riddle, investigate

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How to use sift in a sentence?

  1. Corey Basch:

    We are seeing an influx of advertising aimed at parents for a wide array of products, including food and beverages, toothpaste and vitamins, this is a sad situation when it takes so much energy to sift through false claims and to determine which products are actually healthful ... advertising claims, especially when they are unsubstantiated, can certainly lead parents astray.

  2. Charles Watson:

    Nancy, certainly more questions than answers. We heard in the week that the FBI had discovered Brian Laundrie's remains at the Environmental Creek Park. Not far from the Laundrie's North Port home here. An autopsy was completed on that body -- results came back inconclusive. Remains are being sent to a forensic anthropologist who will sift through the remains and figure out any clues to try to determine cause of death, here at Laundrie's home in North Port, it has been quiet today. This morning we got a first look at the Laundrie parents leaving the home together, they were in a hurry, jumped into a red pickup truck and left. They sped off.

  3. Richard A. Stone:

    Sift through my insanity and revel in my greatness

  4. Corey Basch:

    This is a sad situation when it takes so much energy to sift through false claims and to determine which products are actually healthful ... advertising claims, especially when they are unsubstantiated, can certainly lead parents astray.

  5. Arabic Proverb:

    A friend is one to whom one can pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keeping what is worth keeping, and, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.


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