Definition of dele in English:



  • Delete or mark (a part of a text) for deletion.

    • ‘In the latter case, you must recursively delete subkeys before deleing the parent key.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘OK guys as this thread is for posting scores I am going to start deleing posts that have no scores in them.’
    • ‘Nonetheless did you try manually deleing all the cookies for the two sites?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After deleing this file it was regenerated and the protocols are available.’
    • ‘I know how to make the table but I don't know how to modify if after creating it (adding rows, deleing rows).’
    • ‘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.’
    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.


Early 18th century: Latin, blot out! efface! imperative of delere.