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e·rase

 (ĭ-rās′)
tr.v. e·rased, e·ras·ing, e·ras·es
1.
a. To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
b. To remove (recorded material) from a magnetic tape or other storage medium: erased a file from the hard drive.
c. To remove recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk, for example): erased the DVD.
2. To remove all traces of; eliminate or obliterate: had to erase all thoughts of failure from his mind.

[Latin ērādere, ērās-, to scratch out : ē-, ex-, ex- + rādere, to scrape; see rēd- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: erase, expunge, delete, cancel
These verbs mean to remove or invalidate something, especially something stored, recorded, or written down. To erase is to wipe or rub out, literally or figuratively: erased the word from the blackboard; erased any hope of success.
Expunge implies thorough removal: a performance that expunged doubts about his ability.
To delete is to remove matter from a manuscript or data from a computer application: deleted expletives from the transcript; deleted the file with one keystroke.
Cancel refers to invalidating by or as if by drawing lines through something written: canceled the postage stamp; canceled the reservation.

erase

(ɪˈreɪz)
vb
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to obliterate or rub out (something written, typed, etc)
2. (tr) to destroy all traces of; remove completely: time erases grief.
3. (General Physics) to remove (a recording) from (magnetic tape)
4. (Computer Science) (tr) computing to replace (data) on a storage device with characters representing an absence of data
[C17: from Latin ērādere to scrape off, from ex-1 + rādere to scratch, scrape]
eˈrasable adj

e•rase

(ɪˈreɪs)

v. e•rased, e•ras•ing. v.t.
1. to rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, etc.; efface.
2. to eliminate completely: She couldn't erase the scene from her memory.
3. to obliterate (recorded material) from (a recording medium): She erased the message on the answering machine. I accidentally erased the tape.
4. to remove (data) from computer storage: He erased the data from the hard drive.
5. Slang. to murder.
v.i.
6. to give way to effacement readily or easily.
7. to obliterate characters, markings, etc., from something.
[1595–1605; < Latin ērāsus, past participle of ērādere=ē- e- + rādere to scrape; compare raze]
e•ras′a•ble, adj.
e•ras`a•bil′i•ty, n.

erase

- From Latin e-, "out," and radere, "scrape."
See also related terms for scrape.

erase


Past participle: erased
Gerund: erasing

Imperative
erase
erase
Present
I erase
you erase
he/she/it erases
we erase
you erase
they erase
Preterite
I erased
you erased
he/she/it erased
we erased
you erased
they erased
Present Continuous
I am erasing
you are erasing
he/she/it is erasing
we are erasing
you are erasing
they are erasing
Present Perfect
I have erased
you have erased
he/she/it has erased
we have erased
you have erased
they have erased
Past Continuous
I was erasing
you were erasing
he/she/it was erasing
we were erasing
you were erasing
they were erasing
Past Perfect
I had erased
you had erased
he/she/it had erased
we had erased
you had erased
they had erased
Future
I will erase
you will erase
he/she/it will erase
we will erase
you will erase
they will erase
Future Perfect
I will have erased
you will have erased
he/she/it will have erased
we will have erased
you will have erased
they will have erased
Future Continuous
I will be erasing
you will be erasing
he/she/it will be erasing
we will be erasing
you will be erasing
they will be erasing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been erasing
you have been erasing
he/she/it has been erasing
we have been erasing
you have been erasing
they have been erasing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been erasing
you will have been erasing
he/she/it will have been erasing
we will have been erasing
you will have been erasing
they will have been erasing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been erasing
you had been erasing
he/she/it had been erasing
we had been erasing
you had been erasing
they had been erasing
Conditional
I would erase
you would erase
he/she/it would erase
we would erase
you would erase
they would erase
Past Conditional
I would have erased
you would have erased
he/she/it would have erased
we would have erased
you would have erased
they would have erased
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.erase - remove from memory or existence; "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
2.erase - remove by or as if by rubbing or erasingerase - remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"
sponge - erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard
delete, cancel - remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list"
scratch out, cut out - strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out; "scratch out my name on that list"
3.erase - wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information; "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"
recording, transcription - the act of making a record (especially an audio record); "she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth"
take away, take out - take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"
demagnetise, demagnetize - erase (a magnetic storage device)
record, tape - register electronically; "They recorded her singing"

erase

verb
1. delete, cancel out, wipe out, remove, eradicate, excise, obliterate, efface, blot out, expunge They are desperate to erase the memory of their defeat.
2. rub out, remove, wipe out, delete, scratch out She erased the words from the blackboard.

erase

verb
1. To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean:
annul, blot (out), cancel, cross (off or out), delete, efface, expunge, obliterate, rub (out), scratch (out), strike (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out).
Law: vacate.
Translations
يـَمْحُويَمْحو، يَشْطُب
smazatvymazat
sletteudviskeviske ud
pyyhkiä pois
brisati
stroka út
消す
지우다
trintukas
izdzēst
zbrisati
radera
ลบออก
tẩy xóa

erase

[ɪˈreɪz]
A. VT
1. (gen) (Comput) → borrar
2. (US) (= kill) → liquidar
B. CPD erase head Ncabezal m borrador

erase

[ɪˈreɪz] vt
(= delete) [+ message, recording] → effacer
to erase sth from sth → effacer qch de qch
(= destroy) [+ memory] → bannir; [+ thought, feeling] → effacer

erase

vtausradieren; (from tape, Comput) → löschen; (from the mind) → streichen (from aus); (sl: = kill) → erledigen (sl)

erase

[ɪˈreɪz] vtcancellare

erase

(iˈreiz) , ((American) iˈreis) verb
to rub out (pencil marks etc). The typist tried to erase the error.
eˈraser noun
(especially American) something that erases, especially a piece of india-rubber etc for erasing pencil etc.

erase

يـَمْحُو vymazat udviske ausradieren σβήνω borrar pyyhkiä pois gommer brisati cancellare 消す 지우다 wissen viske ut wymazać apagar стирать radera ลบออก silmek tẩy xóa 抹去

erase

vt. borrar; raspar.
References in classic literature ?
We have thrown all the light we could acquire upon the portent, and would gladly, now that it has done its office, erase its deep print out of our own brain, where long meditation has fixed it in very undesirable distinctness.
While earnestly wishing to erase from his mind the trace of my former offence, I had stamped on that tenacious surface another and far deeper impression, I had burnt it in.
Half a dozen nephews shall erase her title, please heaven
It would be easier for the weakest poltroon that lives, to erase himself from existence, than to erase one letter of his name or crimes from the knitted register of Madame Defarge.
Let them speak the doom which I despise, and erase the name of Bois-Guilbert from their list of monastic slaves
Years of imprisonment, and the still heavier burden of general incredulity and mockery, have combined with the natural decay of old age to erase from his mind many of the thoughts and notions, and much also of the terminology, which he acquired during his short stay in Spaceland.
So we should have to erase every recorded thought, except in the sentence where it is expressed with the greatest intensity.
One day the soft airs of spring seemed to be stealing along the valley, and, in unison with an invigorating sun, attempting covertly to rouse the dormant powers of the vegetable world, while, on the next, the surly blasts from the north would sweep across the lake and erase every impression left by their gentle adversaries.
She was determined to be gracious to them, beautiful rather than delicate, and, if possible, to erase Miss Bartlett's civility by some gracious reference to the pleasant rooms.
But, alas, vain regret would not erase the calamity that had befallen.
Nowhere had he found any sign that men had stopped even temporarily upon this shore, though, of course, he knew that so quickly does the rank vegetation of the tropics erase all but the most permanent of human monuments that he might be in error in his deductions.
And then, as the men stood looking first at Tarzan and then at their superior the ape-man did the one thing which was needed to erase the last remnant of animosity which they might have felt for him.