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Synonyms for demolish
dɪˈmɒl ɪʃde·mol·ish

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  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.

    destroy, overthrow, overturn, raze, ruin

    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"

    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"

    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"

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

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  1. demolishverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 1 vote

  1. demolishverb


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  1. List of paraphrases for "demolish":

    clobber, destroy, dismantle, demolishes

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  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. Chuzy:

    Demolish a skyscraper, but never destroy trust. The latter is harder to build.

  3. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We are allowing our forces to take strong action against those who throw rocks and firebombs, the police are going deeply into the Arab neighborhoods, which has not been done in the past. We will demolish terrorists' homes.

  4. Nour Odeh:

    They can tell this government that this modus operandi doesn’t work. You can’t keep pushing Palestinians like that. You can’t have more than 30 Palestinians killed in less than a month [as has happened in January]. You can’t demolish homes – that will expel families – and [impose] collective punishment measures, it won’t be long before Palestinians say, ‘You know what, we have to also organize and defend ourselves … nobody’s there to help us. So we’re going to do it ourselves.’ When you get there, nobody can put a lid on that.

  5. 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.

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