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English verb: erase

1. erase (change) remove from memory or existence


SamplesThe Turks erased the Armenians in 1915.


Synonymswipe out


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


Broader (hypernym)kill

2. erase (contact) remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing


SamplesPlease erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!.


Synonymsefface, rub out, score out, wipe off


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


Broader (hypernym)cancel, delete


Narrower (hyponym)cut out, scratch out, sponge


Entailrub

3. erase (communication) wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information


SamplesWho erased the files form my hard disk?.


Synonymsdelete


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take away, take out


Narrower (hyponym)demagnetise, demagnetize


Domain categoryrecording, transcription


Antonymsrecord, tape









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