What is another word for extinguish?

Synonyms for extinguish
ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪʃex·tin·guish

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Wiktionary

  1. extinguishverb

    Synonyms:
    put out, douse, quench

  2. extinguishverb

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

    Synonyms:
    douse, quench, put out

  3. extinguishverb

    to destroy or abolish something

    She extinguished all my hopes.

    Synonyms:
    douse, quench, put out

  4. extinguishverb

    to obscure or eclipse something

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

    Synonyms:
    douse, put out, quench

  5. extinguishverb

    to bring about the extinction of a conditioned reflex

    Synonyms:
    put out, quench, douse

  6. extinguishverb

    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 To supplant is more often personal, signifying to take the place of another, usually by underhanded means; one is superseded by authority, supplanted by a rival.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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. snuff out, extinguishverb

    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, quenchverb

    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 outverb

    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 withverb

    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 offverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. extinguishverb

    Synonyms:
    quench, put out

  2. extinguishverb

    Synonyms:
    destroy, suppress

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "extinguish":

    douse

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How to use extinguish in a sentence?

  1. Ben Carson:

    We're not in the era now where you send, you know, big armies to fight or, you know, air forces. We're in a place where you use a jet plane as a missile to knock down buildings; where dirty bombs can be used to extinguish large numbers of people, there are lots of different techniques that you use -- cyber-attacks, attacking our electrical grid.

  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. 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.

  4. National Weather Service:

    Please be extra cautious with anything that could start a fire in the coming days by being sure it is no longer burning when you discard it. Be sure to extinguish all campfires in areas where they are permitted before leaving the area.

  5. Donald Trump:

    It is like a massive wildfire that is burning the African-American community, and society has not devoted sufficient resources to control it, much less extinguish it.


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