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. Officer Dan Williams:

    My partner went and tried to get in through the van door, the flames came at him, he had to back out. I grabbed the fire extinguisher, I tried to extinguish the flames, but the van burst into flames very, very quickly and we were unable to assist in getting anybody out of the van.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.

  3. Michael Roche:

    This helps eliminate some of the legacy debt of the 2001 default, i had expected them to target the discounts which have a 8.28% coupon, but that would take a fair amount of outlay to extinguish.

  4. Indonesian President Joko Widodo:

    We all know that the burned areas are now widening beyond normal conditions, ...the efforts to extinguish the fires are ongoing now both by land and air. We have to be patient because the burned areas is now wide.

  5. Alireza Salehi Nejad:

    Oh, Lord, bestow me with the power, that as much as I love her, I extinguish the need of loving her within me.


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