erase, wipe out(verb)
remove from memory or existence
"The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
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
erase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe off(verb)
remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
"Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"
wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information
"Who erased the files form my hard disk?"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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
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How to use erase in a sentence?
A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows Love can erase an awful past, Love can be yours, you'll see at last To feel that love, it makes you sigh, To have it leave, you'd rather die You hope you've found that special rose, 'Cause you love and care for the one you chose.
This victory shows that no one, not even President Trump, is above the law, offshore drilling and the associated threat of devastating oil spills puts coastal economies and ways of life at risk while worsening the consequences of climate change. President Trump wanted to erase all the environmental progress we've made, but we fought back and we won.
Forgetting the pain you are in now doesn't erase the pain,rather it builds it up for exploding later.
Everyone occasionally is haunted by the past and should consider; no amount of remorse will erase the past and no amount of apprehension will alter the future.
Racism, we are not cured of it. And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public, that's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It's not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don't, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.
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- сце́рці, сціра́цьBelarusian
- vymazat, smazatCzech
- slette, viske, fjerneDanish
- viŝi, forigiEsperanto
- pyyhkiä, poistaa, pyyhkiä yli, pyyhkiytyäFinnish
- viska, strikaFaroese
- effacer, s'effacerFrench
- glan, léirscrios, scriosIrish
- dubh às, dubh a-machScottish Gaelic
- 消す, 抹消, 消去Japanese
- wymazywać, zetrzeć, wymazać, ścieraćPolish
- стира́ть, стере́тьRussian
- vymazávať, vymazaťSlovak
- стира́ти, сте́ртиUkrainian
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