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synonyms for sift

  • analyze
  • comb
  • delve into
  • drain
  • evaluate
  • examine
  • explore
  • filter
  • go through
  • investigate
  • pore over
  • scrutinize
  • winnow
  • clean
  • fathom
  • grade
  • inquire
  • pan
  • part
  • probe
  • prospect
  • purify
  • riddle
  • screen
  • search
  • separate
  • sieve
  • size
  • sort
  • strain
  • colander
  • dig into
  • go into
  • look into
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antonyms for sift

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  • combine
  • adulterate
  • dirty
  • join
  • put in
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How to use sift in a sentence

Moreover, as agencies continue to invest in more data-generating tools, they are having to sift through more data than ever, and are struggling to keep up.
SOLVING THE AGENCY SEARCH INTELLIGENCE GAPIAN O’ROURKE AND STEPHEN DAVISFEBRUARY 9, 2021SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
He takes core samples of that mud, dries it, sifts it and counts carbon atoms to determine how much the whole wetland sequesters.
FARMERS WANT TO CREATE SAN DIEGO’S CARBON DUMPSMACKENZIE ELMERFEBRUARY 3, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The Nationals had to sift through whether that was related to his age or the pandemic-altered schedule.
NATIONALS AND VETERAN STARTER JON LESTER AGREE TO ONE-YEAR DEALJESSE DOUGHERTYJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There will be more scheduled games wiped out between now and March 14, and the selection committee’s task of sifting through and sizing up the accomplishments will be challenging.
NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKETOLOGY: FIGURING OUT THE ONE-BID LEAGUES WILL BE A CHORE DURING THE PANDEMICPATRICK STEVENSJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I spent a lot of time sifting through the fury and fear online looking for some clue about what we’re supposed to do now.
PICKING UP THE PIECES OF USSUSANNA SCHROBSDORFFJANUARY 10, 2021TIME
There is much more to discover in the SEISO analysis report, including expert tips and Google Ads best practices, account activity analysis, budget management recommendations, and more than 75 criteria sifted.
2021 RESOLUTIONS: 5 TIPS FOR YOUR GOOGLE ADS CAMPAIGNSSPONSORED CONTENT: SEISOJANUARY 5, 2021SEARCH ENGINE LAND
Yet another possibility, according to Georgia Tech assistant engineering professor Ellen Mazumdar, is that they could be used to sift through the wreckage of a building following an earthquake or fire.
WHY ‘SOFT ROBOTS’ HAVE NASA, DOCTORS, AND TECH WHIZZES SO EXCITEDJAKEMETHJANUARY 1, 2021FORTUNE
Coaches, general managers, and analysts can then sift through it with a software tool that functions like a search engine.
PODCAST: WHEN YOUR FACE IS YOUR TICKETTATE RYAN-MOSLEYDECEMBER 21, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
If Fatima were to sift through your data channels leading up to that night, she’d understand that the breakup was a long time coming.
DARK SPACES ON THE MAPKATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
That means any organization that suspects it might have been a target must now sift through at least 10 months of systems logs looking for suspicious activity—a task that’s beyond the capacity of many security teams.
HOW RUSSIAN HACKERS INFILTRATED THE US GOVERNMENT FOR MONTHS WITHOUT BEING SPOTTEDPATRICK HOWELL ONEILLDECEMBER 15, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
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WORDS RELATED TO SIFT

  • agitate
  • analyze
  • apply
  • argue
  • campaign
  • check
  • check over
  • consult
  • debate
  • dispute
  • electioneer
  • examine
  • inspect
  • investigate
  • review
  • run
  • scan
  • scrutinize
  • sift
  • solicit
  • study
  • survey
  • ventilate
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