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Synonyms for exterminate
ɪkˈstɜr məˌneɪtex·ter·mi·nate

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Wiktionary

  1. exterminateverb

    Synonyms:
    extermine, annihilate, uproot, eradicate

  2. exterminateverb

    To kill all of a population, usually deliberate and especially applied to pests.

    We'll use poison to exterminate the rats.

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, extermine, annihilate, uproot

  3. exterminateverb

    To bring a definite end to, finish completely. A rather strong word that implies that what has been ended won't resurface.

    Even a mass birching at the public school failed to exterminate truancy

    Synonyms:
    extermine, uproot, annihilate, eradicate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exterminate

    Exterminate (Latin ex, out, and terminus, a boundary) signified primarily to drive beyond the bounds or limits of a country; the word is applied to races of men or animals, and is now almost exclusively used for removal by death; individuals are now said to be banished or expelled. Eradicate (Latin e, out, and radix, root) is primarily applied to numbers or groups of plants which it is desired to remove effectually from the soil; a single tree may be uprooted, but is not said to be eradicated; we labor to eradicate or root out noxious weeds. To extirpate (Latin ex, out, and stirps, stem, stock) is not only to destroy the individuals of any race of plants or animals, but the very stock, so that the race can never be restored; we speak of eradicating a disease, of extirpating a cancer, exterminating wild beasts or hostile tribes; we seek to eradicate or extirpate all vices and evils. Compare ABOLISH.

    Synonyms:
    annihilate, banish, destroy, eradicate, expel, extirpate, overthrow, remove, root out, uproot, wipe out

    Antonyms:
    augment, beget, breed, build up, cherish, colonize, develop, foster, increase, plant, populate, propagate, replenish, settle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exterminate, kill offverb

    kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many

    "Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe"

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, kill off, root out, extirpate, uproot

  2. uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminateverb

    destroy completely, as if down to the roots

    "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"

    Synonyms:
    extirpate, kill off, annihilate, deracinate, eliminate, uproot, decimate, root out, wipe out, extinguish, eradicate, carry off

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exterminateverb

    Synonyms:
    extirpate, eradicate, uproot, annihilate, destroy, abolish, root out, put an end to

  2. exterminateverb

    Synonyms:
    (Math.) eliminate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. exterminateverb

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, extirpate, uproot

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "exterminate":

    extermlnate, annihilate, slay

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#107435decimate
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How to use exterminate in a sentence?

  1. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews, and Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, 'If you expel them, they'll all come here.' -- 'So what should I do with them?' Hitler asked the mufti, who responded: 'Burn them.'.

  2. Sarmad Al-Jilane:

    The Syrian regime prisons are unannounced ways to exterminate people.

  3. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Adolf Hitler didn't want to exterminate The Jews at the time, Adolf Hitler wanted to expel the The Jews, and Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Adolf Hitler and said,' If you expel them, they'll all come here.'.

  4. Benzion Netanyahu:

    Adolf Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time, Adolf Hitler wanted to expel the Jews, and Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Adolf Hitler and said,' If you expel them, they'll all come here.' .

  5. Nicolas Sarkozy:

    We need everyone's help to exterminate Daesh (Islamic State), notably the Russians. There cannot be two coalitions in Syria.


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