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Synonyms for erase
ɪˈreɪserase

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. erase

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, efface, expunge, blot, cancel

    Antonyms:
    mark, write, delineate

Princeton's WordNet

  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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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. eraseverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. eraseverb

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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#8829clearing
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#13615erase
#13640consume
#14260wipe
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#22918revoke
#24566blot
#27695abolish
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#36540vacate
#45132rescind
#45925extinguish
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#66240quash
#72502obliterate
#80071annul
#83175abrogate
#88074expunge
#107435decimate
#179743efface

How to use erase in a sentence?

  1. Becki Smith:

    The first order of business is going to be to erase Trump policies that very radically reinterpreted who among Marty Walsh gets access to basic legal protections.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Attempting to erase the line between fact and fiction, truth and reality is a core feature of authoritarianism.

  3. Victor Shih:

    I thought this was kind of an odd episode, whether that was a warning of sorts to the technology sector as a whole, or perhaps Jack Ma personally. Who knows ? But it's certainly demonstrated the government does not even have to arrest a senior technology executive to erase tens of billions of dollars from a company's market valuation. It just needs to release some kind of information.

  4. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    Evil men practice the implantation of hateful ideologies within the minds of the weak. They know it is hard to erase this mental affliction. They also know that the physicality will go away, but mental ideological damage is forever.

  5. Mack Williams:

    But it's for the Confederacy, which in my opinion, is a horrible thing, i don't think a work of art needs to be judged on its intent. ... I also don't think we should erase that and pretend it didn't happen or pretend it wasn't there.


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