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Synonyms for annihilate
əˈnaɪ əˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off(verb)

    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

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  1. annihilate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    extinguish, destroy, benothing, eradicate

  2. annihilate(verb)

    To reduce to nothing, to destroy, to eradicate.

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, extinguish, benothing, destroy

  3. annihilate(verb)

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. preserve

    Submitted by anonymous on December 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. annihilate(v. a.)

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "annihilate":

    exterminate, obliterate, destroy, overwhelm

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How to use annihilate in a sentence?

  1. Gary Howell:

    If you want them out of the park, you are going to have to annihilate them; shoot every last one of them, once these lead cows know where to go, you'll never move them.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We are operating - not just if needed, we are operating in many areas against a state that wants to annihilate us. Of course I gave the security forces a free hand and instructed them to do anything necessary to thwart Iran's plans.

  5. The North military:

    The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK holding tightly the arms to annihilate the enemies with towering hatred for them are waiting for the dignified Supreme Command to issue an order to launch a preemptive strike of justice.


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