to remove or get rid of, especially as being in some way undesirable: to eliminate risks; to eliminate hunger. Synonyms: do away with, banish, abolish, eradicate, erase, exterminate, cut out, annihilate, weed out, stamp out, rub out. Antonyms: obtain, get, invite.
to omit, especially as being unimportant or irrelevant; leave out: I have eliminated all statistical tables, which are of interest only to the specialist. Synonyms: throw out, exclude, drop, delete, except. Antonyms: include, accept, admit, incorporate.
to remove from further consideration or competition, especially by defeating in a contest.