Synonyms for exterminate
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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.
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"
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"
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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.'.
The Syrian regime prisons are unannounced ways to exterminate people.
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.'.
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.' .
We need everyone's help to exterminate Daesh (Islamic State), notably the Russians. There cannot be two coalitions in Syria.
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- изтребвам, унищожавамBulgarian
- vyhubit, vyhladitCzech
- whakamōtī, hoepapa, haepapaMāori
- afmaken, verdelgen, uitroeien, beëindigenDutch
- erradicar, aniquilar, exterminarPortuguese
- истреблять, истребить, уничтожить, уничтожатьRussian
- istrebiti, истребитиSerbo-Croatian
- kökünü kurutmakTurkish
- винищувати, виводитиUkrainian
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