What is the difference between delete and remove word meaning?

When I should use delete and when remove? And is there any other synonyms?

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    Perhaps you can refine your question a little - showing you have examined dictionary definitions for both words and clarifying what it is that you don't understand about those definition. – bruised reed Dec 15 '14 at 12:28
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    english.stackexchange.com/q/52508/16833 – Em1 Dec 15 '14 at 13:00

'Remove' has a broad context. You can remove a cat from a room, remove a word from a document, remove an actor from the stage, remove makeup from her face, remove yourself from my presence...

However, 'delete' is much more limited. We usually only use 'delete' in a technological or compositional context, such as a word from a document, a line of code from a program, an object from a drawing. You can delete a picture of a house from your computer, but you can't delete an actual house.

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