eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off(verb)
kill in large numbers
"the plague wiped out an entire population"
obviate, bear off, eat up, crush out, pull off, rule out, exhaust, annihilate, 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
uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminate(verb)
destroy completely, as if down to the roots
"the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
abate, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, destroy, end, end, exterminate, extirpate, nullify, obliterate, overthrow, prohibit, remove, repeal, reverse, revoke, set aside, stamp out, subvert, supplant, suppress, terminate
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rich countries are siphoning off wealth of developing countries through money laundering.
politicians who have ruined our economy should be siphoned off from power and authority
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How to use eradicate in a sentence?
This world shall not be at peace, unless we eradicate jealous first.
We want to eradicate doping from our sport but we can never put any innocent athlete through what I had to go through this summer, ms Radcliffe should never have been forced to come out and defend herself against such insinuations.
For dengue to occur you need concentrated areas of people - it's a city-based disease and a tricky one to eradicate because the dengue mosquito bites during the day, unlike the malaria mosquito.
More and more, it's becoming clear that this is a cancer prevention vaccine, and if we could get 100% of our boys and 100% of our girls vaccinated, we could probably eradicate the worst HPV types.
Just the sheer amount of food that's being wasted is enough to eradicate hunger.
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- изкоренявам, унищожавамBulgarian
- auslöschen, ausrotten, ausmerzenGerman
- ξεριζώνω, εξαλείφωGreek
- ekstermi, elradikigiEsperanto
- نابود کردن, ریشهکن کردن, از بین بردنPersian
- juuria, tuhota, hävittääFinnish
- 根刮ぎ, 根, 根絶Japanese
- whakamōtī, haepapa, hoepapaMāori
- wykorzenić, wytępićPolish
- erradicar, exterminar, desenraizarPortuguese
- выкорчёвывать, уничтожить, искоренять, искоренить, истреблять, истребить, выкорчевать, уничтожатьRussian
- dra upp, tillintetgöra, utrotaSwedish
- ถอนราก, ทำลายให้สิ้น, ถอนรากถอนโคนThai
- triệt hạ, xóa sạch, trừ tiệtVietnamese
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