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American English: /rəˈmuv/
British English: /rɪˈmuːv/

Translation of remove in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (take off) she removed her gloves
    se quitó los guantes
    the radio can be easily removed
    la radio se saca fácilmente
    to remove something from somethingthe nurse removed the bandage from his arm
    la enfermera le quitó la venda del brazo
    remove the lid from the box
    quítele or sáquele la tapa a la caja
    destape la caja
    she removed a piece of fluff from his collar
    le quitó una pelusa del cuello
    Example sentences
    • He quickly went inside, removed his shirt and shoes, and looked at the two.
    • He quickly removed her dress, shoes, and underclothes.
    • Filling my palms with the cool water, I washed my face, then quickly removed my clothing.
    1.2 (take out)
    1.3 (edit out) See examples:to remove something (from something)
    suprimir or excluir algo (de algo)
  • 2 2.1 (get rid of)
    a cream to remove unwanted hair
    una crema para eliminar el vello superfluo
    2.2 (eliminate)
    Example sentences
    • It is this filtration that removes some of the harsher flavour in the whiskey and the end product is a smoother and mellower taste.
    • The million organisms of live rock and sand break down the wastes into nitrate, which can then be removed through mechanical filtration.
    • Excess chlorine can be removed by activated carbon filtration.
  • 3 (take away, move) See examples:to remove something (from something)
    quitar algo (de algo)
    to remove somebody (from something)
    sacar a alguien (de algo)
    can you remove this from here?
    ¿podrías quitar esto de aquí?
    (out of the way)
    ¿podrías quitar esto de en medio?
    the police forcibly removed him from the premises
    la policía lo sacó del local por la fuerza
    the inhabitants/valuables had been removed to a place of safety
    los habitantes/los objetos de valor habían sido trasladados a un lugar seguro
    to remove oneself [formal or liter]
    retirarse [formal]
    marcharse (especially Spain)
    Example sentences
    • You should be able to operate the chair with one hand, removing the tray and positioning your child inside.
    • Alain was in a position to easily remove Howarth's pistol from its holster, unnoticed.
    • Team members support both of the patient's legs as positioning devices are removed.
  • 4 (dismiss) See examples:to remove somebody from something
    (from post/position)
    destituir a alguien de algo
    Example sentences
    • He writes his employer to say that he wants someone removed from his hiring committee.
    • In September 1968 he was removed from all his posts and expelled from the Communist Party.
    • Another joint sitting is then convened and if the motion for the removal of the president is supported by not less than two thirds of the combined membership he is removed from office.

intransitive verb

  • (change address)
    (British English) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • The following year Gainsborough and his family removed to London, taking residence in Schomberg House, Pall Mall.
    • The civil service post was resigned and the family removed to the Isle of Man to avoid the punitive tax system of the time.
    • In 1969 he founded The Honest Ulsterman, and in 1990 established the Poets' House at Islandmagee with his third wife, later removing to Falcarragh in the Donegal Gaeltacht.
    Example sentences
    • We were removed from our traditional lands, forced onto reservations on infertile land so barren we couldn't grow crops or raise livestock.
    • A former NWFP governor, Lt-Gen I.H. Shah ordered a thriving pheasantry to be removed from Dhodial in District Manshera.
    • Let there not be a repeat of what has happened in nearby Zimbabwe where thousands of squatters have been forcibly removed from illegal settlements.


  • to be at one remove from something
    estar a un paso de algo
    his statement was at several removes from the truth
    su declaración distaba mucho de la verdad
    genius is but one remove from madness
    de la genialidad a la locura no hay más que un paso

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