delete

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈliːt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈlit/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di lēt)

Inflections of 'delete' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
deletes
v 3rd person singular
deleting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
deleted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
deleted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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delete

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. delete a [paragraph, notification, post, message]
  2. delete an [email, app]
  3. delete a [file, folder, picture, document]
  4. delete a [file] from your [computer, archives, laptop, device]
  5. delete [files] to [save, free up, maximize]
  6. delete [old, existing, redundant] [files]
  7. delete [text, mistakes, notes, cookies]
  8. delete [text] from a [document]
  9. delete your [posts, comments, account]
  10. delete (them) [permanently, forever]
  11. [press, click, select] to delete
  12. accidentally deleted (it)
n
  1. use delete to [remove, cut, go back]
  2. I hit delete [accidentally, by mistake]
  3. press delete (to)
  4. I didn't mean to [hit, press] delete
  5. undo the (accidental) delete
  6. had to [press, use] control+alt+delete
n as adj
  1. [hit, click] the delete key
  2. use the delete key
  3. doesn't have a delete function
  4. [accept, send, write] a delete command
'delete' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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