eliminate


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 [elimination] in the first round of Wimbledon if he loses this match.
04. Although women and men are supposed to be equal, it will be a difficult task to entirely [eliminate] sexual discrimination from society.
05. You need to [eliminate] foods high in cholesterol if you want to reduce your chance of a heart attack.
06. The French team was [eliminated] from competition with their loss to the Koreans in the semi-finals.
07. A number of social programs are being cut back or [eliminated] by the government in an effort to save money.
08. Fictional detective Sherlock Holmes once said that when you have [eliminated] the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable must be the truth.
09. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by [eliminating] one olive from each salad served in first-class.
10. The theories of Pitirim Sorokin suggest that social inequalities can never be completely [eliminated].
11. McDonald's Corporation [eliminated] one million pounds of waste per year in the 1980s by making their drinking straws 20 percent lighter.
12. We must challenge government leaders and the citizens of the world to make the [elimination] of poverty the number-one priority.
13. The [elimination] of caffeine-containing substances from your diet can be one of the most important health decisions you ever make.
14. Although the communist party discouraged the practice of religion, President Tito of Yugoslavia never succeeded in [eliminating] religious worship in his nation.
15. Someone once joked that one traffic hazard that drivers seem determined to [eliminate] is the pedestrian.
16. In 1993, Russian President Boris Yeltsin and U.S. President George Bush signed a treaty [eliminating] about two-thirds of the nations' nuclear stockpiles.
17. In 2002, Wales announced its plans to [eliminate] tuition fees.
18. You need to [eliminate] all those negative thoughts from your mind.
19. Regular practice of yoga can help to [eliminate] stress.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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