eliminate

  • 1 Eliminate — E*lim i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eliminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Eliminating}.] [L. eliminatus, p. p. of eliminare; e out + limen threshold; prob. akin to limes boundary. See {Limit}.] 1. To put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 eliminate — e‧lim‧i‧nate [ɪˈlɪmneɪt] verb [transitive] to get rid of something unnecessary or unwanted: • The company plans to eliminate 2,100 jobs. • The administration s goal was to eliminate all spending restrictions on federal grants. * * * eliminate UK …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 eliminate — I (eradicate) verb abolish, annihilate, blot out, cancel, clear out, consume, cut out, decimate, delete, demolish, deracinate, desolate, destroy, devour, dispatch, dispose of, dissolve, do away with, efface, end, erase, evacuate, expunge,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 eliminate — 1560s, from L. eliminatus, pp. of eliminare thrust out of doors, expel, from ex limine off the threshold, from ex off, out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + limine, ablative of limen threshold. Used literally at first; sense of exclude first attested 1714;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 eliminate — rule out, *exclude, debar, blackball, disbar, suspend,shut out Analogous words: *eject, oust, dismiss, expel, evict: eradicate, extirpate, *exterminate, uproot, wipe: expunge, *erase, delete, efface …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 eliminate — [v] remove, throw out annihilate, blot out*, bump off*, cancel, cast out, count out, cut out, defeat, discard, discharge, dismiss, dispense with, dispose of, disqualify, disregard, do away with, drive out, drop, eject, eradicate, erase, evict,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 eliminate — ► VERB 1) completely remove or get rid of. 2) reject or exclude from consideration or further participation. DERIVATIVES elimination noun eliminator noun. ORIGIN Latin eliminare turn out of doors …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 eliminate — [ē lim′ə nāt΄, ilim′ə nāt΄] vt. eliminated, eliminating [< L eliminatus, pp. of eliminare, to turn out of doors, banish < e , out + limen, threshold (akin to limes, boundary) < IE base * (e)lei , to bend > LIMB1] 1. to take out;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 eliminate — 01. The government has been cutting budgets in various departments in an effort to [eliminate] the deficit. 02. The Brazilian team will be [eliminated] from the World Cup competition if they lose tomorrow s game. 03. André Agassi faces… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 10 eliminate — verb ADVERB ▪ altogether, completely, entirely, totally ▪ The risk cannot be eliminated altogether. ▪ This procedure does not completely eliminate the possibility of an accident. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 eliminate — e|lim|i|nate [ıˈlımıneıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: eliminatus, past participle of eliminare to put out of doors ] 1.) to completely get rid of something that is unnecessary or unwanted eliminate a need/possibility/risk/problem etc …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 eliminate */*/ — UK [ɪˈlɪmɪneɪt] / US [ɪˈlɪmɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms eliminate : present tense I/you/we/they eliminate he/she/it eliminates present participle eliminating past tense eliminated past participle eliminated 1) to get rid of something that …

    English dictionary

  • 13 eliminate — [[t]ɪlɪ̱mɪneɪt[/t]] ♦♦♦ eliminates, eliminating, eliminated 1) VERB To eliminate something, especially something you do not want or need, means to remove it completely. [FORMAL] [V n] The Sex Discrimination Act has not eliminated discrimination… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 eliminate — verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare, from e + limin , limen threshold Date: 1568 transitive verb 1. a. to put an end to or get rid of ; remove, eradicate < the need to …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 eliminate — eliminability /i lim euh neuh bil i tee/, n. eliminative, adj. /i lim euh nayt /, v.t., eliminated, eliminating. 1. to remove or get rid of, esp. as being in some way undesirable: to eliminate risks; to eliminate hunger. 2. to omit, esp. as being …

    Universalium

  • 16 eliminate — /ɪ lɪmɪneɪt/ verb to remove ● to eliminate defects in the system ● Using a computer should eliminate all possibility of error. ● We have decided to eliminate this series of old products from our range. ● Most of the candidates were eliminated… …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 17 eliminate — /ɪ lɪmɪneɪt/ verb to remove ● to eliminate defects in the system ● Using a computer should eliminate all possibility of error. ● We have decided to eliminate this series of old products from our range. ● Most of the candidates were eliminated… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 18 eliminate — e|lim|i|nate [ ı lımı,neıt ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to get rid of something that is not wanted or needed: Many infectious diseases have been virtually eliminated. eliminate something from something: He has had to eliminate dairy products from… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 eliminate — [16] To eliminate somebody is literally to ‘kick them out of doors’. The word comes from the past participle of Latin ēlīnāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix ex ‘out’ and līmen ‘threshhold’ (source also of English subliminal and probably… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 eliminate — [16] To eliminate somebody is literally to ‘kick them out of doors’. The word comes from the past participle of Latin ēlīnāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix ex ‘out’ and līmen ‘threshhold’ (source also of English subliminal and probably… …

    Word origins