delete

[ dih-leet ]
/ dɪˈlit /

verb (used with object), de·let·ed, de·let·ing.

to strike out or remove (something written or printed); cancel; erase; expunge.

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Origin of delete

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 FROM delete

de·let·a·ble, adjectivere·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

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

Word Origin for delete

C17: from Latin dēlēre to destroy, obliterate
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