Synonyms for expunge
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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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, erase, make void, nullify, obliterate, quash, remove, repeal, rescind, revoke, rub off, rub out, scratch out, vacate
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Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote
strike, scratch, expunge, exciseverb
remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
"Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"
chance upon, itch, excise, impinge on, hit, fret, attain, chance on, scrub, take, come up, fall upon, strike, rub, inscribe, move, assume, call off, collide with, coin, scrape up, cancel, fall, walk out, chafe, shine, affect, engrave, run into, scratch, happen upon, scratch up, come across, mint, strickle, impress, come to, scrape, come upon, light upon, take up, fray, discover, grave
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We may only forget and truly let go, if we expunge some memories.
Times have changed — marijuana should not be a crime, we need to start regulating marijuana, and expunge marijuana convictions from the records of millions of Americans so they can get on with their lives.
There is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible.
We need to go back and expunge the records of people who were imprisoned because of using marijuana. And this is important, this part is important, in part, because there are a lot of people, and folks in this audience probably know some of them who have served jail time, right, and disproportionately it's impacted communities of color and poor neighborhoods of people who have been imprisoned because of marijuana use. So it's not enough just to say we want to legalize it. We actually want to go back and expunge these records.
I understand the passions that this debate evokes on both sides, both those who see a history of racial oppression and a history of slavery, which is the original sin of our nation, and we fought a bloody civil war to expunge that sin.
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