Edit vs Delete - What's the difference?

edit | delete |


As nouns the difference between edit and delete

is that edit is an edict, type of legislative and/or judicial proclamation, originally emanating from a roman magistrate while delete is a key that may be pressed to delete something (including text or files) from a computer.

edit

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A change to the text of a document.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To change a text, or a document.
  • I want to edit this sentence.
    Wikipedia is an interactive encyclopedia which allows anybody to edit and improve articles.
  • To be the editor of a publication.
  • He edits the Bee.

    Synonyms

    * retouch, fix up, alter

    Anagrams

    * diet * tide * tied ----

    delete

    English

    (Deletion)

    Noun

    (-)
  • I lost the file when I accidentally hit delete .
  • A remainder of a music or video release.
  • Verb

    (delet)
  • To remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer.
  • (computer) To hide, conceal
  • Synonyms

    * (to get rid of) erase, strike, terminate, cease existence, remove, rub out, strike out, obliterate, cancel, cross out, score, scrub, scrap, scratch, expunge, eliminate, blue-pencil, exclude, squelch

    Antonyms

    * (to get rid of) insert, maintain