to take back or away: REMOVE. to remove from use or cultivation. to remove (money) from a place of deposit. to turn away (something, such as one's eyes) from an object of attention. to draw (something, such as a curtain) back or aside. to remove from consideration or set outside a group. TAKE BACK, RETRACT. to recall or remove (a motion) under parliamentary procedure. to move back or away: RETIRE. to draw back from a battlefield: RETREAT. to remove oneself from participation. to become socially or emotionally detached. to recall a motion under parliamentary procedure.