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Synonyms for demolish
dɪˈmɒl ɪʃde·mol·ish

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.5 / 2 votes

  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

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  1. demolish, pulverize, pulveriseverb

    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, demolishverb

    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, destroyverb

    defeat soundly

    "The home team demolished the visitors"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. demolishverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 1 vote

  1. demolishverb

    Synonyms:
    destroy

PPDB, the paraphrase database5.0 / 2 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "demolish":

    clobber, destroy, dismantle, demolishes

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How to use demolish in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    Since right from the moment we announced, radical Democrats launched a disgraceful campaign to resist, obstruct, delay, demolish and destroy, right from the beginning, brett Kavanaugh is a man of great character and intellect.

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure.

  3. Superintendent Kirk Carpenter:

    To get a project like this done in a month’s time was absolutely amazing, no one's going to change what we do at that high school, and that's to make sure learning takes place. Book admits demolishing Building 12, erecting a new building and implementing a memorial park on campus is a daunting task, especially with Florida’s legislative session nearing its end. Estimates for the proposal come in around $ 25 to 30 million, which would come from state appropriations. Not to mention the freshman building on Marjory Stoneman Douglas ’ campus holds about 900 students, a quarter of the school’s population. Lawmakers are pushing to demolish Building 12 and implement a memorial park in its place. ( Fox News) The school, named after a women’s suffrage advocate, opened in 1990. It’s about two hours north of Miami. Charo acknowledges it will be hard for the school to adjust without the building, saying it.

  4. 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.

  5. Zhang Chaoxia:

    We've heard that tonight, the government is going to dismantle our cross, our hearts are determined not to let them forcibly demolish our cross.


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