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English verb: eliminate

1. eliminate (change) terminate, end, or take out

SamplesLet's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics.
Socialism extinguished these archaic customs.
Eliminate my debts.

Synonymsdo away with, extinguish, get rid of

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct

Narrower (hyponym)cancel out, cut, cut out, decouple, decouple, drown, except, exclude, extinguish, knock out, leave off, leave out, obliterate, omit, prune, rationalise, rationalize, snuff out, take out, wipe out

2. eliminate (stative) do away with

Synonymsobviate, rid of

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)close out, preclude, rule out

Antonymsnecessitate, need, require, call for, demand, postulate, involve, ask, take

3. eliminate (change) kill in large numbers

SamplesThe plague wiped out an entire population.

ExamplesThey want to eliminate the prisoners

Synonymsannihilate, carry off, decimate, eradicate, extinguish, wipe out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)kill

Verb groupdecimate

4. eliminate (cognition) dismiss from consideration or a contest

SamplesJohn was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi.
This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration.

Synonymsreject, rule out, winnow out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

5. eliminate (body) eliminate from the body

SamplesPass a kidney stone.

Synonymsegest, excrete, pass

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release

Narrower (hyponym)barf, be sick, ca-ca, cast, cat, chuck, crap, defecate, disgorge, empty, evacuate, exudate, exude, honk, make, make, make water, micturate, ooze, ooze out, pass water, pee, pee-pee, perspire, piddle, piss, puddle, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, relieve oneself, retch, shit, sick, spend a penny, spew, spue, stool, sudate, sweat, take a crap, take a leak, take a shit, throw up, transude, upchuck, urinate, urinate, void, vomit, vomit up, wee, wee-wee

6. eliminate (competition) remove from a contest or race

SamplesThe cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

7. eliminate (change) remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

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