What are some alternative words for extinguish?

Synonyms for extinguish
ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snuff out, extinguish(verb)

    put an end to; kill

    "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"

    Synonyms:
    snuff out, annihilate, carry off, quench, blow out, get rid of, stub out, decimate, wipe out, eliminate, press out, eradicate, do away with, crush out

    Antonyms:
    light, ignite

  2. snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench(verb)

    put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

    "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"

    Synonyms:
    quell, stub out, eliminate, press out, squelch, blow out, wipe out, allay, decimate, get rid of, burn out, carry off, assuage, crush out, annihilate, snuff out, slake, blow, quench, do away with, eradicate

    Antonyms:
    light, ignite

  3. stub out, crush out, extinguish, press out(verb)

    extinguish by crushing

    "stub out your cigar"

    Synonyms:
    extract, stub out, eliminate, press out, blow out, wipe out, press, decimate, get rid of, carry off, express, crush out, annihilate, snuff out, quench, do away with, eradicate

    Antonyms:
    ignite, light

  4. extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with(verb)

    terminate, end, or take out

    "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"

    Synonyms:
    stub out, eliminate, press out, blow out, rule out, wipe out, abolish, remove, decimate, obviate, winnow out, carry off, egest, crush out, annihilate, pass, reject, snuff out, excrete, rid of, get rid of, quench, do away with, eradicate

    Antonyms:
    light, ignite

  5. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off(verb)

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

    Synonyms:
    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, sweep away, carry off, consume, egest, deplete, eradicate

    Antonyms:
    light, ignite

Wiktionary

  1. extinguish(verb)

    Synonyms:
    quench, put out, douse

  2. extinguish(verb)

    to put out, as in fire; to end burning; to quench

    Synonyms:
    douse, quench, put out

  3. extinguish(verb)

    to destroy or abolish something

    She extinguished all my hopes.

    Synonyms:
    quench, put out, douse

  4. extinguish(verb)

    to obscure or eclipse something

    The rays of the sun were extinguished by the thunder clouds.

    Synonyms:
    douse, put out, quench

  5. extinguish(verb)

    to bring about the extinction of a conditioned reflex

    Synonyms:
    put out, quench, douse

  6. extinguish(verb)

    to hunt down (a species) to extinction

    Synonyms:
    quench, douse, put out

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. extinguish

    To subvert is to overthrow from or as from the very foundation; utterly destroy; bring to ruin. The word is now generally figurative, as of moral or political ruin. To supersede implies the putting of something that is wisely or unwisely preferred in the place of that which is removed; to subvert does not imply substitution. To supplant is more often personal, signifying to take the place of another, usually by underhanded means; one is superseded by authority, supplanted by a rival. Compare ABOLISH.

    Synonyms:
    destroy, overthrow, overturn, ruin, subvert, supersede, supplant, suppress

    Antonyms:
    conserve, keep, perpetuate, preserve, sustain, uphold

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. extinguish

    Synonyms:
    abolish, destroy, extirpate, eradicate, kill, quench, annihilate, put out

    Antonyms:
    implant, replenish, cherish, promote, invigorate, propagate, establish, confirm, secure

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. extinguish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    quench, put out

  2. extinguish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    destroy, suppress

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    douse

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How to use extinguish in a sentence?

  1. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams:

    Whatever they tried to do with the flag, as we were trying to extinguish it and they were trying to keep it away, their pants leg caught on fire, the charge was assault on an officer because the officer tried to put it out when he saw it getting burned, and there were also counter demonstrators who were trying to take it away.

  2. Alfredo Sirkis:

    Once you have a huge forest fire like that, especially when you don't have all the kind of forest fire-fighting equipment that you have in places like the U.S. or Portugal, it's difficult to extinguish, they'll only be extinguished by themselves depending on the weather conditions.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Every hotspot is an ember that if not contained can become a new fire, so we cannot let down our guard even for a minute, and we can't just fight this epidemic, we have to extinguish it.

  4. Alexander Hamilton:

    Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.

  5. Socrates:

    Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.


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