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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

Wiktionary

  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

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:

    exterminate, obliterate, destroy, overwhelm

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