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"remove" in British English

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removeverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈmuːv/  us   /rɪˈmuːv/
  • remove verb [T] (TAKE AWAY)

B1 to take something or someone away from ​somewhere, or off something: The men came to remove the ​rubbish from the ​backyard. This ​detergent will remove ​evenoldstains. It got so ​hot that he removed his ​tie and ​jacket. They ​decided to remove ​theirson from the ​school.
to make a ​negativefeelingdisappear: Hearing ​youropinion has removed my last ​doubts/​suspicions about her.

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  • remove verb [T] (END JOB)

C2 formal to ​force someone to ​leave an ​importantjob or a ​position of ​power because they have ​behavedbadly or not in a way you ​approve of: The company's ​shareholders have ​voted to remove the ​executiveboard. Several ​oppositiongroups are ​fighting to remove the ​president from power. She has been removed from her post/​position as ​director.
(Definition of remove from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"remove" in American English

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removeverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈmuv/
to take something away from an ​object, ​group, or ​place: Please remove ​yourbooks from the ​counter. Club ​soda will remove that ​stain. He was removed from ​office (= ​forced to ​leave an ​officialposition). Space ​flight is ​prettyfar removed from (= not ​part of) most people’s ​experience.
removal
noun [U]  us   /rɪˈmu·vəl/
He ​ordered the ​immediate removal of the ​troops.
remover
noun [U]  us   /riˈmu·vər/
paint remover
(Definition of remove from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"remove" in Business English

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removeverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​cannedfood from the ​shelves as soon as they heard about the ​recall.remove barriers/obstacles/restrictions The ​governmentfailed 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 ​commoditymarketpriceplunged late on Friday after Brazil removed ​exporttaxes.
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 ​listsources of ​incomeincludingrentalproperties. Directors are ​appointed and removed by ​shareholders.
(Definition of remove from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“remove” in British English

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