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Synonyms for delete

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Wiktionary4.0 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet2.3 / 3 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. deleteverb

    erase, efface, remove, dele, blot out

Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Delete":

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  1. 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.

  2. The FAI:

    John Delaney was entirely unaware of this change to the program. He had already signed off on it and it was approved for printing, the decision to delete his comments where they related to FIFA was an editorial one that was taken by the communications department.

  3. Ahmed Hussein:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy:

    There are at least three separate legal obligations that should have informed and instructed her not to delete emails or wipe her server clean.

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