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English verb: delete

1. delete (contact) remove or make invisible

SamplesPlease delete my name from your list.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Narrower (hyponym)efface, erase, excise, expunge, rub out, score out, scratch, strike, wipe off

2. delete (communication) wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information

SamplesWho erased the files form my hard disk?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)take away, take out

Narrower (hyponym)demagnetise, demagnetize

Domain categoryrecording, transcription

Antonymsrecord, tape

3. delete (change) cut or eliminate

SamplesShe edited the juiciest scenes.

Synonymsblue-pencil, edit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)censor

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