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Erase vs. Delete

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  • Erase (verb)

    to remove markings or information

    "I erased that note because it was wrong."

  • Erase (verb)

    To obliterate information from (a storage medium), such as to clear or (with magnetic storage) to demagnetize.

    "I'm going to erase this tape."

  • Erase (verb)

    To obliterate (information) from a storage medium, such as to clear or to overwrite.

    "I'm going to erase those files."

  • Erase (verb)

    To remove a runner from the bases via a double play or pick off play

    "Jones was erased by a 6-4-3 double play."

  • Erase (verb)

    To be erased have markings removed, have information removed{{, or be cleared of information}}.

    "The chalkboard erased easily."

    "The files will erase quickly."

  • Erase (verb)

    To disregard (a group, an orientation, etc.); to prevent from having an active role in society.

  • Erase (verb)

    To kill; assassinate.

  • Delete (verb)

    To remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer or other device. from 1600s

    "erase|strike|terminate|remove|Thesaurus:delete"

    "insert|main"

  • Delete (noun)

    A deletion.

    "I lost the file when I accidentally hit delete."

  • Delete (noun)

    A id=commerce of a music or video release.

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  • Erase

    To rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, or painted; to efface; to expunge; to cross out; as, to erase a word or a name.

  • Erase

    Fig.: To obliterate; to expunge; to blot out; - used of ideas in the mind or memory.

  • Delete

    To blot out; to erase; to expunge; to dele; to omit.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Erase (verb)

    remove from memory or existence;

    "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"

  • Erase (verb)

    remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing;

    "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"

  • Erase (verb)

    wipe out magnetically recorded information

  • Delete (verb)

    remove or make invisible;

    "Please delete my name from your list"

  • Delete (verb)

    wipe out magnetically recorded information

  • Delete (verb)

    cut or eliminate;

    "she edited the juiciest scenes"

Princeton's WordNet
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