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Synonyms for erase
ɪˈreɪserase

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.5 / 2 votes

  1. erase

    Cancel, efface, erase, expunge, and obliterate have as their first meaning the removal of written characters or other forms of record. To cancel is, literally, to make a lattice by cross-lines, exactly our English cross out; to efface is to rub off, smooth away the face, as of an inscription; to erase is to scratch out, commonly for the purpose of writing something else in the same space; to expunge, is to punch out with some sharp instrument, so as to show that the words are no longer part of the writing; to obliterate is to cover over or remove, as a letter, as was done by reversing the Roman stylus, and rubbing out with the rounded end what had been written with the point on the waxen tablet. What has been canceled, erased, expunged, may perhaps still be traced; what is obliterated is gone forever, as if it had never been. In many establishments, when a debt is discharged by payment, the record is canceled. The figurative use of the words keeps close to the primary sense. Compare ABOLISH.

    Synonyms:
    abolish, abrogate, annul, blot out, cancel, cross off, cross out, discharge, efface, expunge, make void, nullify, obliterate, quash, remove, repeal, rescind, revoke, rub off, rub out, scratch out, vacate

    Antonyms:
    approve, confirm, enact, enforce, establish, maintain, perpetuate, record, reenact, sustain, uphold, write

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  1. erase

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, efface, expunge, blot, cancel

    Antonyms:
    mark, write, delineate

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. erase, wipe outverb

    remove from memory or existence

    "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"

    Synonyms:
    deplete, eat, annihilate, cancel out, wipe out, rub out, score out, decimate, kill, eat up, carry off, delete, sweep away, exhaust, extinguish, consume, run through, obliterate, efface, wipe off, eliminate, use up, eradicate

    Antonyms:
    record, tape

  2. erase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe offverb

    remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

    "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"

    Synonyms:
    efface, rub out, score out, obliterate, wipe off, wipe out, wipe away, delete

    Antonyms:
    tape, record

  3. erase, deleteverb

    wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information

    "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"

    Synonyms:
    efface, edit, rub out, score out, wipe off, cancel, blue-pencil, wipe out, delete

    Antonyms:
    tape, record

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  1. eraseverb

    Synonyms:
    efface, obliterate, rase, expunge, cancel, blot, scratch out, scrape out, rub out, blot out

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  1. eraseverb

    Synonyms:
    expunge, rub out, efface, obliterate, dele, delete

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How to use erase in a sentence?

  1. Fernando Bermudez:

    My family and I are thankful that we have finally reached a settlement, of course, the settlement will never erase the injustice that I experienced as an innocent man in prison.

  2. Uri Geller:

    In my intelligence work I assisted with Operation Desert Storm, helped to locate secret tunnels in North Korea, and used my skills to erase crucial diplomatic discs on their way to Moscow.

  3. Anna Eskamani:

    It's clear based on the rhetoric, based on who supports them, based on the intention of those who have supported these bills that the goal is to erase LGBTQ + people, it's to erase conversations on Black history, on parts of America's past that are unsavory but are important for us to acknowledge so that we don't repeat them.

  4. Donald Trump:

    From day one, the wretched Washington swamp has been trying to nullify the results of a truly great and democratic election. They're trying, they're not getting very far. They want to erase your vote like it never existed. They want to erase your voice and they want to erase your future, but they will fail, because in America the people rule again, this is nothing but a partisan witch hunt, sabotage.

  5. New Jersey:

    He was president of the United States and you don't erase that by the fact that he did things that today are unacceptable.


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