Definition of dele in English:



[with object]
  • Delete or mark (a part of a text) for deletion.

    • ‘At the end of October I was informed that I had one month to update some pages on my website or they would be deleing them in a housecleaning effort.’
    • ‘Nonetheless did you try manually deleing all the cookies for the two sites?’
    • ‘After deleing this file it was regenerated and the protocols are available.’
    • ‘In the latter case, you must recursively delete subkeys before deleing the parent key.’
    • ‘OK guys as this thread is for posting scores I am going to start deleing posts that have no scores in them.’
    • ‘Since it is an independent operating system, you can remove it by deleing or formatting the partition in which this operating system is being installed.’
    • ‘This saves the tedium of having to go and find them on the server and then manually deleting the shares and folders as well as deleing the user from the Active Directory.’
    • ‘I know where this new Backup copy is and as such I am uncomfortable deleing it, as I would like to restore (if necessary) from it.’
    • ‘I know how to make the table but I don't know how to modify if after creating it (adding rows, deleing rows).’
    remove, cut out, take out, edit out, expunge, excise, eradicate, cancel, unpublish
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  • A proofreader's sign indicating matter to be deleted.


Latin, ‘blot out! efface!’, imperative of delere.