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delete

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of delete

to show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it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 for delete

Words Related to delete

Near Antonyms for delete

  • stet
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The first known use of delete was in 1540

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Thesaurus Entries Near delete

deles

delete

deleted

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“Delete.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/delete. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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