delete

[ dih-leet ]
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verb (used with object),de·let·ed, de·let·ing.
  1. to strike out or remove (something written or printed); cancel; erase; expunge.

Origin of delete

1
1485–95; <Latin dēlētus (past participle of dēlēre to destroy), equivalent to dēl- destroy + -ē- thematic vowel + -tus past participle suffix

synonym study For delete

See cancel.

Other words for delete

Other words from delete

  • de·let·a·ble, adjective
  • re·de·lete, verb (used with object), re·de·let·ed, re·de·let·ing.
  • un·de·let·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for delete

delete

/ (dɪˈliːt) /


verb
  1. (tr) to remove (something printed or written); erase; cancel; strike out

Origin of delete

1
C17: from Latin dēlēre to destroy, obliterate

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