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delete

to strike out or cancel, as from a text
Not to be confused with:
erase – remove, as by rubbing or wiping out

de·lete

 (dĭ-lēt′)
tr.v. de·let·ed, de·let·ing, de·letes
1.
a. To cancel, strike out, or make impossible to be perceived: deleted the expletives from the transcript with a marker.
b. To remove from a document or record: deleted the names from the computer file. See Synonyms at erase.
2. To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.

[Latin dēlēre, dēlēt-, to wipe out.]

delete

(dɪˈliːt)
vb
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to remove (something printed or written); erase; cancel; strike out
[C17: from Latin dēlēre to destroy, obliterate]

de•lete

(dɪˈlit)

v.t. -let•ed, -let•ing.
to strike out or remove (something written or printed); cancel; erase; expunge.
[1485–95; < Latin dēlētus, past participle of dēlēre to destroy]
de•let′a•ble, adj.

delete


Past participle: deleted
Gerund: deleting

Imperative
delete
delete
Present
I delete
you delete
he/she/it deletes
we delete
you delete
they delete
Preterite
I deleted
you deleted
he/she/it deleted
we deleted
you deleted
they deleted
Present Continuous
I am deleting
you are deleting
he/she/it is deleting
we are deleting
you are deleting
they are deleting
Present Perfect
I have deleted
you have deleted
he/she/it has deleted
we have deleted
you have deleted
they have deleted
Past Continuous
I was deleting
you were deleting
he/she/it was deleting
we were deleting
you were deleting
they were deleting
Past Perfect
I had deleted
you had deleted
he/she/it had deleted
we had deleted
you had deleted
they had deleted
Future
I will delete
you will delete
he/she/it will delete
we will delete
you will delete
they will delete
Future Perfect
I will have deleted
you will have deleted
he/she/it will have deleted
we will have deleted
you will have deleted
they will have deleted
Future Continuous
I will be deleting
you will be deleting
he/she/it will be deleting
we will be deleting
you will be deleting
they will be deleting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deleting
you have been deleting
he/she/it has been deleting
we have been deleting
you have been deleting
they have been deleting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deleting
you will have been deleting
he/she/it will have been deleting
we will have been deleting
you will have been deleting
they will have been deleting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deleting
you had been deleting
he/she/it had been deleting
we had been deleting
you had been deleting
they had been deleting
Conditional
I would delete
you would delete
he/she/it would delete
we would delete
you would delete
they would delete
Past Conditional
I would have deleted
you would have deleted
he/she/it would have deleted
we would have deleted
you would have deleted
they would have deleted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.delete - remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
rub out, score out, wipe off, erase, efface - remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"
excise, expunge, scratch, strike - remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"
2.delete - 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)
3.delete - cut or eliminate; "she edited the juiciest scenes"
censor - subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This magazine is censored by the government"

delete

verb remove, cancel, cut out, erase, edit, excise, strike out, obliterate, efface, blot out, cross out, expunge, dele, rub out, edit out, blue-pencil He deleted files from the computer system.

delete

verb
To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean:
annul, blot (out), cancel, cross (off or out), efface, erase, expunge, obliterate, rub (out), scratch (out), strike (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out).
Law: vacate.
Translations
حذفيحذفيَحْذِفُيَحْذِف، يَمْحو
vymazatvyškrtnout
slettestrygefjerne
eksigiforpreniforstreki
poistaa
obrisati
töröl
strika út, òurrka út
削除する
삭제하다
išbraukimasišbrauktiištrintiištrynimas
izdzēstizsvītrot
izbrisati
radera
ลบ
xóa

delete

[dɪˈliːt]
A. VTtachar, suprimir (from de) (Comput) → borrar, suprimir
"delete where inapplicable"táchese lo que no proceda
B. CPD delete key Ntecla f de borrado, tecla f de supresión

delete

[dɪˈliːt] vt
(= cut) [+ word] → rayer, supprimer
(COMPUTING) [+ file] → effacer; [+ message] → supprimer

delete

vtstreichen (from von); (Comput) file, datalöschen; “delete where applicable”„Nichtzutreffendes or nicht Zutreffendes (bitte) streichen“

delete

[dɪˈliːt] vt (gen) (Comput) → cancellare
to delete (from) (item, from list, catalogue) → togliere (da); (mistake, line) → cancellare (da)

delete

(diˈliːt) verb
to rub or strike out (eg a piece of writing). Delete his name from the list.
deˈletion noun

delete

يَحْذِفُ vymazat slette streichen διαγράφω suprimir poistaa effacer obrisati cancellare 削除する 삭제하다 verwijderen slette usunąć deletar, eliminar удалять radera ลบ silmek xóa 删除
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Even the individuals became less watchful and alert, so that one might have thought Numa and Sabor and Sheeta entirely deleted from the scheme of things.
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If an issue arises that requires the company to show the information in court, and they've already been deleted due to policy, companies could avoid allegations that they deleted files just before they were needed, said Andrew Katz, an attorney with Cozen O'Connor.
IF YOU've recently deleted a file via Windows Explorer by highlighting the file and pressing the Delete key, or by selecting Delete from the right-click menu, restoring the file will likely be a breeze.
* Recycling, Recycled files are not deleted until the space is needed or someone manually deletes it.
Millions of people hurriedly deleted it from their drives and then, when the hoax was revealed, spent days trying to work out how to re-install it.
Despite having three pieces of DNA deleted, the attenuated SIV vaccine proved fatal to t5 of 8 young monkeys that received it--2 others are still alive but have simian AIDS--and killed 5 of 16 adult monkeys.
Thus, this column should be deleted from Schedule B.
First, the tree root node is deleted and its value returned.
You can delete those voice recordings, however, a report has claimed that the corresponding transcripts are never deleted and can be accessed by Amazon.
Before the data is deleted forever, the Internet Archive and the ArchiveTeam are working on preserving the public posts.
But he said last Tuesday that the Pusat Internet 1 Malaysia deleted his game folders as they thought it was a virus.