Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb delete

3 senses of delete

Sense 1
delete, cancel -- (remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (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")

Sense 2
erase, delete -- (wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information; "Who erased the files form my hard disk?")
       => take away, take out -- (take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables")

Sense 3
edit, blue-pencil, 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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