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Synonyms for demolish
dɪˈmɒl ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demolish, pulverize, pulverise(verb)

    destroy completely

    "the wrecking ball demolished the building"; "demolish your enemies"; "pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"

    Synonyms:
    powderize, powder, crush, powderise, pulverise, smash, destroy, pulverize

  2. crush, smash, demolish(verb)

    humiliate or depress completely

    "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"

    Synonyms:
    vanquish, pulverise, bang up, squelch, trounce, beat, break down, ruin, dash, oppress, suppress, break, smash up, destroy, pulverize, squeeze, nail, bankrupt, crush, mash, boom, squash, beat out, shell, jam, blast, smash

  3. demolish, destroy(verb)

    defeat soundly

    "The home team demolished the visitors"

    Synonyms:
    put down, destruct, crush, ruin, pulverise, smash, destroy, pulverize

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. demolish

    A building, monument, or other structure is demolished when reduced to a shapeless mass; it is razed when leveled with the ground; it is destroyed when its structural unity is gone, whether or not its component parts remain. An edifice is destroyed by fire or earthquake; it is demolished by bombardment; it is ruined when, by violence or neglect, it has become unfit for human habitation. Compare ABOLISH; BREAK.

    Synonyms:
    destroy, overthrow, overturn, raze, ruin

    Antonyms:
    build, construct, create, make, repair, restore

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. demolish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    destroy, overthrow, raze, level, ruin, dash to pieces, break to pieces

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. demolish(v)

    Synonyms:
    destroy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    clobber, destroy, dismantle, demolishes

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How to use demolish in a sentence?

  1. Mame Birane Mbengue:

    If you say the airport will be closed in six months, why demolish homes that have been there for five years? we're convinced there is another reason that people cannot say.

  2. Ole Petter Ottersen:

    I realize there are many feelings involved here. He tried to demolish the system. We have to stay faithful to it.

  3. Sarit Michaeli:

    There is undoubtedly a wave of demolitions and displacements that is severely threatening the ability of thousands of Palestinians to live in these areas, to demolish the homes of Palestinians who are protected under the Geneva Conventions and to build (Israeli) settlements is a clear violation of international humanitarian law.

  4. Jamie Johnson:

    Chris Christie has the best organizational staff in the state. They helped Steve King win against former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack in 2012, they helped Gov. Branstad demolish his Democratic opponent in 2014, and so that team is now working for Chris Christie, and they are the most polished and most insightful campaign staffers that I know.

  5. Rainbow Alliance co-president Renata Francesco:

    We’re not going to partner with an institution, a corporation that has so strongly supported other institutions that work to destabilize and demolish movements for queer equity.


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