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sift

synonym (synonym of sift)

  • (verb.contact)
    separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    check and sort carefully (verb.contact)
     

also (also)

  • separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements (verb.contact)
    separate or remove (verb.cognition)
     

hypernym (sift IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • check and sort carefully (verb.contact)
    consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning (verb.cognition)
     
  • distinguish and separate out (verb.cognition)
    pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives (verb.cognition)
     
  • move as if through a sieve (verb.motion)
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically (verb.motion)
     
  • separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements (verb.contact)
    divide into components or constituents (verb.contact)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF sift relation)

  • (verb.contact)
    sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    sift anew (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    separate the chaff from by using air currents (verb.contact)
     

derivation (.... is derived from sift)

  • (noun.act)
    the act of separating grain from chaff (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a household sieve (as for flour) (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through (noun.artifact)
     
synonym also hypernym hyponym derivation sieve strain pick over sieve out choose pick out select separate analyse analyze rice resift riddle fan winnow sifting winnow winnowing screen sieve sifter

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