A direct approach to learn the word:
RAZE = ERASE
Basically, this means to rub off the complete trace of something, that is absolutely delete it.
Meaning of Raze:
1. To level to the ground; demolish.
2. To scrape or shave off.
Sentence Examples for Raze:
1. The illegal building was razed to the ground.
2. The factory was razed in the fire.