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Synonyms for cullkʌl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cull, reject(verb)

    the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality

    reject, cull

  2. cull(verb)

    remove something that has been rejected

    "cull the sick members of the herd"

    pick, pluck

  3. pick, pluck, cull(verb)

    look for and gather

    "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"

    fleece, foot, clean, nibble, hustle, pick, surcharge, beak, deplume, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, tweak, pull off, pull, roll, displume, find fault, tear, soak, plunk, blame, piece, break up, rob, peck, deplumate, pick off, plume, cull

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cull

    Prefer indicates a state of desire and approval; choose, an act of will. Prudence or generosity may lead one to choose what he does not prefer. Select implies a careful consideration of the reasons for preference and choice. Among objects so nearly alike that we have no reason to prefer any one to another we may simply choose the nearest, but we could not be said to select it. Aside from theology, elect is popularly confined to the political sense; as, a free people elect their own rulers. Cull, from the Latin colligere, commonly means to collect, as well as to select. In a garden we cull the choicest flowers.

    choose, elect, pick, pick out, prefer, select

    cast away, cast out, decline, disclaim, dismiss, leave, refuse, reject, repudiate, throw aside

    Choose from or from among the number; choose out of the army; choose between (or betwixt) two; among many; choose for the purpose.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cull(v. a.)

    select, elect, choose, pick, single out, fix upon, pitch upon, pick out

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

culling, slaughter, replenishment, sacrifice, slaughtering

Translations for cull

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • подбирам, избирамBulgarian
  • cwlinoWelsh
  • pflücken, keulenGerman
  • seleccionar, desechoSpanish
  • [[vähentää]] [[kantaa]], poimiaFinnish
  • cueillirFrench
  • cogliere, abbattimentoItalian
  • tīpako, tīpaoMāori
  • plukke ut, avskyte, plukkeNorwegian
  • catarPortuguese
  • вы́членить, отстре́ливать, вычленя́ть, выбрако́вывать, отстрели́ть, забракова́ть, отобра́ть, бракова́ть, отбира́тьRussian
  • plocka, skjuta avSwedish

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