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Synonyms for sift
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sift(verb)

    move as if through a sieve

    "The soldiers sifted through the woods"

    Synonyms:
    sieve, strain

  2. sift, sieve, strain(verb)

    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, sift(verb)

    check and sort carefully

    "sift the information"

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

  4. sieve, sift(verb)

    distinguish and separate out

    "sift through the job candidates"

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sift(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    bolt

  2. sift(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sift(v)

    Synonyms:
    bolt, cribble, riddle, investigate

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How to use sift in a sentence?

  1. Denise Thomas:

    I'm hoping to be able to sift through just one person's telling, every day there's not only one scandal, there's multiple scandals that are just flying at us.

  2. Rickey Smith:

    The science is how do I fuse them together? How do I take multiple optical, infrared, and electromagnetic sensors and use them all at once in real-time, if you are out in the desert in an operational setting, infrared alone may be constrained heat so you need all types of sensors together and machines can help us sift through information.

  3. 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.

  4. Richard A. Stone:

    Sift through my insanity and revel in my greatness

  5. Unknown:

    A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.


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