What is another word for wipe?

Synonyms for wipe

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term wipe.

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

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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

How to pronounce wipe?

How to say wipe in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use wipe in a sentence?

  1. Dan Mosley:

    The best business I've seen in town lately has been the U-Haul business because people are moving out, the time has come to wipe away our tears.

  2. Aurora Berill:

    Don't let your problems and difficulties wipe the smile off your face.

  3. Daniel Craig:

    I’ve been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it. But they won’t let me go, and I’ve agreed to do a couple more, but let’s see how this one does, because business is business, and if the s–t goes down, I’ve got a contract that somebody will happily wipe their ass with.

  4. Scott Applewhite:

    They want, by unilateral executive order, the president of the United States drawing on the power in Section 432-B of the 1965 Higher Education Act to wipe out $650 million of student debt.

  5. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    Until we wipe out Daesh, Turkey will continue its fight at home and with coalition forces.

Translations for wipe

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for wipe »


Find a translation for the wipe synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"wipe." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 6 Oct. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/wipe>.

Discuss these wipe synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for wipe?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    Which of the following terms is not a synonym of "spread out"?
    • A. dissipate
    • B. circularise
    • C. unfold
    • D. concentrated

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for wipe: