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English definition of “remove”

remove

verb [T]     /rɪˈmuːv/
to take something or someone away from somewhere or off something: remove sth/sb from sth He asked the company to remove him from their database . The store removed all canned food from the shelves as soon as they heard about the recall .remove barriers/obstacles/restrictions The government failed to remove legal obstacles to the transfer of ownership of assets .
to take away or stop a charge or a cost : Surcharges on fruit and vegetables will be removed by the end of the year . This measure removes a layer of cost which could bring down prices . The commodity market price plunged late on Friday after Brazil removed export taxes .
HR, WORKPLACE to force someone to leave an important job or a position of power , usually because they have behaved badly , or in a way that you do not approve of: They initiated the procedure for him to be removed from office . The City Controller was removed after a failure to list sources of income including rental properties . Directors are appointed and removed by shareholders .
(Definition of remove verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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