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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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