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Synonyms for delete

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  1. deleteverb

    To remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer.

    blue-pencil, scrub, erase, expunge, strike out, cross out, strike, cease existence, eliminate, remove, scrap, terminate, rub out, score, obliterate, cancel, squelch, scratch, exclude


Princeton's WordNet

  1. delete, cancelverb

    remove or make invisible

    "Please delete my name from your list"

    set off, edit, invalidate, scrub, strike down, blue-pencil, cancel, erase, scratch, call off, offset

  2. erase, deleteverb

    wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information

    "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"

    efface, edit, rub out, score out, wipe off, cancel, blue-pencil, wipe out, erase

  3. edit, blue-pencil, deleteverb

    cut or eliminate

    "she edited the juiciest scenes"

    edit, edit out, cancel, blue-pencil, cut, redact, erase

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deleteverb

    erase, efface, remove, dele, blot out


  1. List of known nicknames for "Delete":

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How to use delete in a sentence?

  1. The ECHL:

    Hey @jacobpanetta you shouldn't be so quick delete your Twitter or your Instagram account you will probably be able to play again... that's what history says but things are changing.

  2. Joshua James:

    It would try to delete essentially all your files... then restart the system. You would come back up and nothing would be there, if it infected more financial systems, it could have deleted all financial data in North Korea. I mean, it is dangerous.

  3. Ahmed Hussein:

    Life is just a jorney between Delete and Recycle Bin !!

  4. Trey Gowdy:

    While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the secretary to return her public record to the Department, not only was the secretary the sole arbiter of what was a public record, she also summarily decided to delete all emails from her server ensuring no one could check behind her analysis in the public interest.

  5. The Blaze:

    He can’t record while he is here and doesn’t want to delete it.

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