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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sift(verb)

    move as if through a sieve

    "The soldiers sifted through the woods"

    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"

    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"

    sieve, screen, sort, strain, screen out

  4. sieve, sift(verb)

    distinguish and separate out

    "sift through the job candidates"

    sieve, screen, sort, strain, screen out

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sift

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

    confound, fuse, confuse, amalgamate, conglomerate, compound

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sift(v. a.)


  2. sift(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sift(v)

    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. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. Bryson DeChambeau:

    Its just a great test of golf to start out the first round of Masters, and to be honest, its great to sift through some of the really good players and maybe not so great players in this event right now. And look, its not to say they are bad players. Its just its very difficult out there and every aspect of your game has to be on point. So its kind of nice, you can almost break away from the pack if you play well.

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