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Synonyms for annihilate
əˈnaɪ əˌleɪtan·ni·hi·late

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Wiktionary

  1. annihilateverb

    Synonyms:
    extinguish, destroy, benothing, eradicate

  2. annihilateverb

    To reduce to nothing, to destroy, to eradicate.

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, extinguish, benothing, destroy

  3. annihilateverb

    To treat as worthless, to vilify.

    Synonyms:
    benothing, destroy, extinguish, eradicate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. annihilate

    Abolish, to do away with, bring absolutely to an end, especially as something hostile, hindering, or harmful, was formerly used of persons and material objects, a usage now obsolete except in poetry or highly figurative speech. Abolish is now used of institutions, customs, and conditions, especially those wide-spread and long existing; as, to abolish slavery, ignorance, intemperance, poverty. A building that is burned to the ground is said to be destroyed by fire. Annihilate, as a philosophical term, signifies to put absolutely out of existence. As far as our knowledge goes, matter is never annihilated, but only changes its form. Some believe that the wicked will be annihilated. Abolish is not said of laws. There we use repeal, abrogate, nullify, etc.: repeal by the enacting body, nullify by revolutionary proceedings; a later statute abrogates, without formally repealing, any earlier law with which it conflicts. An appellate court may reverse or set aside the decision of an inferior court. Overthrow may be used in either a good or a bad sense; suppress is commonly in a good, subvert always in a bad sense; as, to subvert our liberties; to suppress a rebellion. The law prohibits what may never have existed; it abolishes an existing evil. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy. Compare CANCEL; DEMOLISH; EXTERMINATE.

    Synonyms:
    abate, abolish, abrogate, annul, destroy, end, end, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, nullify, obliterate, overthrow, prohibit, remove, repeal, reverse, revoke, set aside, stamp out, subvert, supplant, suppress, terminate

    Antonyms:
    authorize, cherish, confirm, continue, enact, establish, institute, introduce, legalize, promote, reinstate, renew, repair, restore, revive, set up, support, sustain

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. annihilate

    Synonyms:
    abolish, destroy, bring to nought, uproot, eradicate, nullify, exterminate, end, extinguish, demolish, obliterate, efface

    Antonyms:
    keep, conserve, preserve, foster, tend, protest, cherish, develope, stabilitate, augment, cultivate, perpetuate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry offverb

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

    Synonyms:
    obviate, bear off, eat up, crush out, pull off, rule out, exhaust, reject, negociate, take away, eliminate, get rid of, manage, bear away, use up, rid of, bring off, extirpate, decimate, exterminate, press out, kill, eat, obliterate, run through, quench, cancel out, snuff out, pass, wipe out, carry away, do away with, stub out, uproot, blow out, winnow out, excrete, root out, erase, extinguish, sweep away, carry off, consume, egest, deplete, eradicate

Editors Contribution

  1. preserve

    Submitted by anonymous on December 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. annihilateverb

    Synonyms:
    destroy, extinguish, quench, kill, exterminate, raze, blast, ruin, nullify, annul, put an end to

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "annihilate":

    exterminate, obliterate, destroy, overwhelm

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How to use annihilate in a sentence?

  1. President Trump:

    Joe Biden would terminate our recovery, delay the vaccine, prolong the pandemic, and annihilate Floridas economy with adraconian, unscientific lockdown -- thats what Joe Biden wants to do, lock it down.

  2. Naftali Bennett:

    They decided to turn it into a terrorist state, the moment they decide that they don't want to annihilate us, this all ends.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    Human beings are not condemned, because of their biological constitution, to annihilate each other or to be at the mercy of a cruel, self-inflicted fate.

  4. Maria Montessori:

    What is a scientist? We give the name scientist to the type of man who has felt experiment to be a means guiding him to search out the deep truth of life, to lift a veil from its fascinating secrets, and who, in this pursuit, has felt arising within him a love for the mysteries of nature, so passionate as to annihilate the thought of himself.

  5. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    What's 'ridiculous and sad' is that President Obama does not take Iran's repeated threats seriously. For decades, Iranian leaders have pledged to 'destroy,' 'annihilate,' and 'wipe Israel off the map' with a 'big Holocaust,' 'Never again' will be the policy of my administration and I will stand with our ally Israel to prevent the terrorists in Tehran from achieving their own stated goal of another Holocaust.


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