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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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