Delete vs Demolish - What's the difference?

delete | demolish |


As a noun delete

is a key that may be pressed to delete something (including text or files) from a computer.

As a verb demolish is

to destroy; to destruct.

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

    demolish

    English

    Verb

    (es)
  • To destroy; to destruct.
  • They demolished the old house and put up four townhouses.
  • (figuratively) To utterly defeat.
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