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Synonyms for purge

Synonyms for purge

to free from sin, guilt, or defilement

to free from a charge or imputation of guilt

to get rid of, especially by banishment or execution

to discharge (wastes or foreign substances) from the body

the act or process of eliminating

Synonyms for purge

the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

an act of removing by cleansing

an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place

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oust politically

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clear of a charge

make pure or free from sin or guilt

rid of impurities

rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid


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excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)

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Between 1988 and 1991 there was a strong shift in representations of the Soviet era, with greater emphasis on the 1937 Party purge and the destruction of Uzbek Communist Party leadership.
FDR's transformative enterprise reached its zenith during the "Third New Deal," which included the court-packing plan, the Democratic Party purge attempt during the 1938 elections, and, most important, the President's Committee on Administrative Management and the Reorganization Bill of 1937 that emerged from the committee's work.
Aziz was allegedly involved in several party purges in the 1970s and '80s during which an unspecified number of people died.
Tanenhaus alludes to the Party purges of 1937-38, which led to the liquidation of 2 million Soviet Communists who were on the wrong side of the ideological debate and caused Chambers to believe that he himself was in danger.
The former MP for Blaenau Gwent has warned Welsh Labour to learn the lesson of its general election humiliation in the constituency as party purges begin against Peter Law supporters.