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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
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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.]
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delete

(dɪˈliːt)
vb
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to remove (something printed or written); erase; cancel; strike out
[C17: from Latin dēlēre to destroy, obliterate]
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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.
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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.
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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
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delete

[dɪˈliːt] vt
(= cut) [+ word] → rayer, supprimer
(COMPUTING) [+ file] → effacer; [+ message] → supprimer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

delete

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

[dɪˈliːt] vt (gen) (Comput) → cancellare
to delete (from) (item, from list, catalogue) → togliere (da); (mistake, line) → cancellare (da)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

delete

(diˈliːt) verb
to rub or strike out (eg a piece of writing). Delete his name from the list.
deˈletion noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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References in classic literature ?
McArdle, and I leave it to your discretion to delete, alter, or do what you like with it.
"Quit it, delete it, cease it," Chauncey Delarouse admonished testily.
Others are promoting the idea that anyone who deletes their Twitter histories must have something to hide.
(https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/zuckerberg-deleted-messages/) TechCrunch recently reported that three unnamed sources have come forward to reveal that Zuckerberg appears to have access to a feature that permanently deletes sent messages.
Messages that the user successfully deletes for everyone will be replaced with "This message was deleted" in the recipients' chats.
If a state employee deletes an e-mail from an inbox, it is permanently deleted from the state server in five days, according to Philadelphia magazine.
"It's what pharaohs do to each other, the new pharaoh deletes the name of his predecessor and removes his name from the temple's pillars," Salah Eissa, a historian, said.
Updates and consolidates text on the use of imprest funds and third-party drafts; deletes unnecessary cross-references; and relocates to the PGI (Procedures, Guidance, and Information) Web site at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/pgi/index.htm> guidance on the use of unilateral contract modifications and procedures for use of forms for purchases made using simplified acquisition procedures.
Specifically, the proposed rule deletes the definition of "advisory and assistance services" at DFARS 237.201 because the definition is used primarily for budget reporting under 10 U.S.C.
To ensure that the information in appendix A accurately describes the structure of check-processing operations within the Federal Reserve System, the final rule deletes the reference in appendix A to the Atlanta Reserve Bank's Birmingham Branch office and reassigns the routing numbers listed thereunder to the Reserve Bank's head office.
* Recycling, Recycled files are not deleted until the space is needed or someone manually deletes it.