Delete and Obliterate


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Delete verb – To show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it.
Usage example: the teacher deleted the last line of the student's essay, wisely sensing that it lessened the impact

Obliterate is a synonym for delete in erase topic. In some cases you can use "Obliterate" instead a verb "Delete", when it comes to topics like action, continue, cancel, destroy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: deletion, deleted, deleting, deleter
Synonyms for Delete


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Obliterate verb – To destroy all traces of.
Delete is a synonym for obliterate in destroy topic. You can use "Delete" instead a verb "Obliterate", if it concerns topics such as erase, action, continue, cancel. popular alternative
Nearby Words: obliteration, obliterating
Synonyms for Obliterate

Common collocations

mind delete mind obliterate mind
world delete world obliterate world
boss delete boss obliterate boss
memory delete memory obliterate memory
Other nouns: memories.
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