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Another word for sift

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Verb
  1. To set apart (one kind or type) from others

      1. To separate the chaff from (grain) by means of a current of air.
      2. To blow (chaff) off or away.
      3. To examine closely in order to separate the good from the bad; sift:
      1. A group of persons or things of the same general character; a kind.
      2. Character or nature:
      3. One that exemplifies the characteristics of or serves a similar function to another:
      1. To set, force, or keep apart:
      2. To put space between; space apart or scatter:
      3. To form a border or barrier between (two areas or groups):
    See also:

    include

Another word for sift

Verb
  1. To evaluate

      1. A slender, flexible surgical instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity.
      2. An electrode or other device that can be placed inside something to take and convey measurements.
      3. A substance, such as DNA, that is radioactively labeled or otherwise marked and used to detect or identify another substance in a sample.
      1. To examine or observe with great care; inspect critically.
      1. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
      2. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
    See also:

    examine

  2. To put through a sieve

      1. (obsolete) A sieve; a strainer.
      2. (obsolete) To sift; to bolt.
      1. The physical dimensions, proportions, magnitude, or extent of an object.
      2. Any of a series of graduated categories of dimension whereby manufactured articles, such as shoes and clothing, are classified.
      3. Considerable extent, amount, or dimensions:
      1. A group of persons or things of the same general character; a kind.
      2. Character or nature:
      3. One that exemplifies the characteristics of or serves a similar function to another:
      1. A stage or degree in a process.
      2. A position in a scale of size, quality, or intensity:
      3. An accepted level or standard.
      1. To separate the chaff from (grain) by means of a current of air.
      2. To blow (chaff) off or away.
      3. To examine closely in order to separate the good from the bad; sift:
      1. A movable device, especially a framed construction such as a room divider or a decorative panel, designed to divide, conceal, or protect.
      2. One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide:
      3. A coarse sieve used for sifting out fine particles, as of sand, gravel, or coal.
      1. To pull, draw, or stretch tight:
      2. To cause distortion of (a body's parts or shape) by applying an external force; deform.
      3. To exert, use, or tax to the utmost:
      1. A bar made of wood or metal that slides into a socket and is used to fasten doors and gates.
      2. A metal bar or rod in the mechanism of a lock that is thrown or withdrawn by turning the key.
      3. A fastener consisting of a threaded pin or rod with a head at one end, designed to be inserted through holes in assembled parts and secured by a mated nut that is tightened by applying torque.