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eliminate (someone or something) from

To remove or take someone or something away from something. If my favorite team loses tonight, they will be eliminated from the playoffs. We need to eliminate all dairy from this recipe because Jim is a vegan.
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eliminate someone or something from something

to remove someone or something from something. We had to eliminate Jeff from the list. The cook eliminated veal from the menu. She sought to eliminate herself from consideration.
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1. mod. killed. When Frank is eliminated, there will be no competition.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. How can anybody get eliminated on four beers?
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But all such recent-period scholars nonetheless embrace some form of deflated conception of the empirical or processual self-contrary to Goodman's straightforward eliminative stance toward the self--and thus endorse a minimalistic conception of free will.
These treatments tend to seek the construction of broad, flexible and effective repertoires over an eliminative approach to narrowly defined problems, and to emphasize the relevance of the issues they examine for clinicians as well as clients.
Elsewhere in the chapter Carter sketches a number of the problems associated with three garden variety forms of materialism: eliminative materialism (the view that consciousness does not exist), identity theory (the view that consciousness and brain states are identical), and epiphenomenalism (the view that consciousness, though distinct from brain states, lacks causal efficacy).
The simplest eliminative sense of 'selection of whole organisms' is their deaths.
One way to make progress in this battle is to make it clear that vertical integration does not entail eliminative or "greedy" reductionism, whereby the heuristic importance and relative autonomy of higher-level entities is denied.
Goldiamond, 1974) in accords with the goals of The Federal Bureau of Prisons--many practitioners in the name of "behavior modification" supported a purely eliminative approach, often employing aversive procedures.
Early Positivism subscribed to the view that all correct thinking is eliminative thinking.
It provides comfort, reduces stress and helps restore proper digestive and eliminative function.
Lelling, Comment, Eliminative Materialism, Neuroscience and the Criminal Law, 141 U.
You are going through an eliminative process just now, clearing out all that's been holding you back from being your best.
This alternative, one that is different from eliminative or emotional control techniques in behavior therapy, is at the core of clinical behavior analytic strategies and is commonly called emotional acceptance.
During a fast the digestive and eliminative organs of the body are able to rest and focus on internal cleansing.
After suggesting that entertaining is best understood in phenomenological terms and arguing against the viability of reductive and eliminative accounts of entertaining, this essay develops a nonreductive characterization of entertaining in terms of its connections to a web of neighboring attitudes.
Given the rise and current prevalence of eliminative reductionism and materialism in the philosophy of science in general and the philosophy of mind in particular, Ward's book provides a welcome counterbalance to this trend, beginning with a review of the traditional approaches to the philosophy of mind and reality and their respective strengths and difficulties.
Goodman's overall Buddhist position contains not only a hard determinist component, but also his strongly eliminative view of the self, his consequentialism, certain inferences that seem not to stand up under scrutiny, and some presuppositions he is not entitled to hold.