To restrain or temper; SYN. moderate, temper.
1. To correct by punishment or suffering; discipline; also; purify
2. To prune (as a work or style of art) of excess, pretense, or falsity; refine
3. To cause to be more humble or restrained; subdue
1. To remove objects of obstruction
2. To clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.
3. To go away or disappear
4. To make a way or path by removing objects:
5. To make clear, bright, light, or translucent
6. To pass by, over, or under without making contact; SYN. top.
7. To remove (people) from a building
8. To remove the occupants of
9. To rid of instructions or data
10. To sell
11. To settle, as of a debt
12. To free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
13. To pass an inspection or receive authorization
14. To be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts
To restore a device to a prescribed initial state, usually the zero state.
Filter, pass through a filter
To set straight or right; SYN. remedy, amend.
1. To attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying
2. To make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of
3. To reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities
4. To treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition
To direct energy or urges into useful activities.