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Synonyms for wipe

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wipe

    To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.

    brush, clean, cleanse, disinfect, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, scrub, sponge, sweep, wash

    befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rub, wipeverb

    the act of rubbing or wiping

    "he gave the hood a quick rub"

    hang-up, hitch, snag, rub

  2. wipe, pass oververb

    rub with a circular motion

    "wipe the blackboard"; "He passed his hands over the soft cloth"

    skip over, cut through, cover, cut across, overfly, pass across, transit, pass through, pass over, cross, track, skip, move through, get across, get over, traverse, jump

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  1. wipeverb

    rub (as with a cloth, in order to clean or dry)

  2. wipenoun


  3. wipenoun

    [Colloquial.] blow, stroke, hit

  4. wipenoun

    sneer, gibe, taunt, sarcasm

  5. wipenoun

    (Ornith.) pewit, lapwing (vanellus cristatus)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wipenoun

    gibe, taunt, jeer, sarcasm

  2. wipeverb

    swab, expunge, efface, obliterate, erase

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wipe":

    erase, clean, delete, erasure, scan, dry, rag, rub, cloth, sweep

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How to use wipe in a sentence?

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Show kindness to your near and dear ones, first. Help them. Ensure their happiness. Only then set out to wipe the tears from the eyes of others.

  2. Donald Trump:

    You absolutely have to wipe them out.

  3. Jean Baudrillard:

    To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.

  4. George Shultz:

    Well, there are two things that can wipe us out, one is nuclear weapons and the other is climate change. I worry about both of those things.

  5. Dan Mosley:

    The time has come to wipe away our tears, we have no choice but to diversify.

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