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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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