Python Dictionary Methods

Python has a set of built-in methods that you can use on dictionaries.

Method Description
clear()Removes all the elements from the dictionary
copy()Returns a copy of the dictionary
fromkeys()Returns a dictionary with the specified keys and values
get()Returns the value of the specified key
items()Returns a list containing the a tuple for each key value pair
keys()Returns a list containing the dictionary's keys
pop()Removes the element with the specified key
popitem()Removes the last inserted key-value pair
setdefault()Returns the value of the specified key. If the key does not exist: insert the key, with the specified value
update()Updates the dictionary with the specified key-value pairs
values()Returns a list of all the values in the dictionary

Learn more about dictionaries in our Python Dictionaries Tutorial.