Synonyms for (verb) sift

Synonyms: sieve, sift

Definition: distinguish and separate out

Usage: sift through the job candidates

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her


Synonyms: sieve, sift, strain

Definition: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

Usage: sift the flour

Similar words: separate

Definition: divide into components or constituents

Usage: Separate the wheat from the chaff


Synonyms: sieve, sift

Definition: check and sort carefully

Usage: sift the information

Similar words: study, examine, analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass

Definition: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

Usage: analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare; analyze the evidence in a criminal trial; analyze your real motives


Synonyms: sift

Definition: move as if through a sieve

Usage: The soldiers sifted through the woods

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast