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Synonyms for exterminate
ɪkˈstɜr məˌneɪt

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  1. exterminate, kill off(verb)

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

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

    eradicate, kill off, root out, extirpate, uproot

  2. 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"

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


  1. exterminate(verb)

    extermine, annihilate, uproot, eradicate

  2. exterminate(verb)

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

    We'll use poison to exterminate the rats.

    eradicate, extermine, annihilate, uproot

  3. exterminate(verb)

    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

    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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exterminate(v. a.)

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

  2. exterminate(v. a.)

    (Math.) eliminate

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    extermlnate, annihilate, slay

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