Sift synonyms

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To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
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To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
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To explore (a wound, etc.) with a probe
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Bolt means to suddenly move or run.
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To filter, ooze, or trickle
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To separate or sift out (fine particles of sand, for example) by means of a sieve or screen.
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(Agriculture) To subject (granular material, especially food grain) to a current of air separating heavier and lighter components, as grain from chaff.
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To change or progress gradually:
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To place or arrange according to class, kind, or size; classify:
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To treat or coat with size or a similar substance.
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(Obsolete) To sift; to bolt.
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To test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
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In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
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To remove or separate by means of a filter
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Purify means to make something clean or free from impurities.
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To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
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To search thoroughly; look through:
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To pass something through a sieve.
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To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.
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To reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; to free from impurities; to free from dross or alloy; to separate from extraneous matter; to purify
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To solve or explain (a riddle)
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1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.35:
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To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
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To sieve is to pour something through a strainer or to examine something carefully, focusing on every detail.
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To contain, as parts of a whole; to comprehend.
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Find another word for sift. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sift, like: investigate, scrutinize, probe, bolt, strain, screen, winnow, grade, sort, size and searce.