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Synonyms and Antonyms of delete

  1. to show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it <the teacher deleted the last line of the student's essay, wisely sensing that it lessened the impact> Synonyms blue-pencil, cancel, cross (out), dele, x, edit (out), elide, kill, scratch (out), strike (out), stroke (out)Related Words blot out, efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, obliterate, root (out), rub out, wipe out; bleep, blip, clip, cut, excise, remove; bowdlerize, censor, clean (up), expurgate, launder, redact, red-pencil; abbreviate, crop, shorten; black out, repress, silence, suppressNear Antonyms stet

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