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"
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"
To kill all of a population, usually deliberate and especially applied to pests.
We'll use poison to exterminate the rats.
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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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.' .
It was Mrs. Sanger who advocated population control of black and poor people, in a 1939 letter, Margaret Sanger wrote about getting the black preachers to help with Margaret Sanger efforts. Margaret Sanger said, ‘ we don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. ’ … And when Bill Clinton received the award, [ Margaret Sanger said ] I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. Margaret Sanger courage. Margaret Sanger tenacity. Margaret Sanger vision. ’ Now they have to admit that the war on drugs was a war on black people.
The Syrian regime prisons are unannounced ways to exterminate people.
This is threat against civilization itself when a group of people, ISIS -- 8th century barbarians with 21st century weaponry -- can systematically try to exterminate another group of people simply because of their faith tradition violating the scared space of individuality, conscience and religious liberty, you undermine the entire system of international order.
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.'.
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- унищожавам, изтребвамBulgarian
- vyhladit, vyhubitCzech
- haepapa, whakamōtī, hoepapaMāori
- verdelgen, uitroeien, beëindigen, afmakenDutch
- exterminar, erradicar, aniquilarPortuguese
- уничтожать, истреблять, истребить, уничтожитьRussian
- истребити, istrebitiSerbo-Croatian
- kökünü kurutmakTurkish
- виводити, винищуватиUkrainian
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