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  • verbpick out for reason
  • verbgather

synonyms for cull

  • extract
  • glean
  • pluck
  • select
  • sift
  • winnow
  • choose
  • discriminate
  • elect
  • mark
  • prefer
  • take
  • thin
  • opt for
  • optate
  • single out
  • thin out
See also synonyms for: culled / culling
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antonyms for cull

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  • insert
  • put in
  • reject
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How to use cull in a sentence

The social media giant’s global cull of Australian news hit not only media companies, but also a wide range of governmental organizations, including some state and local health departments and the Bureau of Meteorology.
HOW AUSTRALIA MAY HAVE JUST SAVED JOURNALISM FROM BIG TECHROBERT WHITEHEADFEBRUARY 22, 2021TIME
In March 2020 it was one of the first countries in Europe to institute a lockdown to try to contain the virus, and in November it was quick to order a cull of farmed minks when a new variant spotted in the animals was linked to 12 cases in humans.
WHY DENMARK’S “CORONA PASSPORT” IS MORE OF A PROMISE THAN A PLANBOBBIE JOHNSONFEBRUARY 10, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
A cull hunt is often ruled out of the question due to human population densities, so game managers have employed many different tactics with varying degrees of success.
FOUR WILD ANIMALS THAT ARE THRIVING IN CITIESBY RYAN CHELIUS/OUTDOOR LIFEFEBRUARY 9, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Denmark will dig up millions of dead mink after a hasty cull and burial intended to stamp out a coronavirus mutation ended with the rotting carcasses triggering a new contamination risk.
DENMARK TO EXHUME BODIES OF COVID-19 INFECTED MINK OVER CONTAMINATION RISKKDUNN6DECEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, the head of the biggest opposition party, the Liberals, told broadcaster TV2 he won’t back the government’s proposal for a mass cull here and now.
DENMARK’S PRIME MINISTER SAYS ITS MINK POPULATION WILL BE CULLED—BUT SHE’S FACING POLITICAL RESISTANCEKDUNN6NOVEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
They are goin' to skid the butt log again, and they swear that if you cull it again, they will kill you.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
He would doubtless have pressed bologna now on Tod McNeil had that social cull stayed by.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
There we cull the flowers of the field and the forest glade, weaving them into garlands, building them into nosegays.
FIBBLE, D. D.IRVIN SHREWSBURY COBB
The items we cull relate to a trade once very general in the United States, but happily now a thing of the past.
LITERARY BYWAYSWILLIAM ANDREWS
Let no man say that these were simply oranges, for these a man may cull in many a Greek garden to-day.
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