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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


3. erase (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

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