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Synonyms for kill
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. kill

    To kill is simply to deprive of life, human, animal, or vegetable, with no suggestion of how or why. Assassinate, execute, murder, apply only to the taking of human life; to murder is to kill with premeditation and malicious intent; to execute is to kill in fulfilment of a legal sentence; to assassinate is to kill by assault; this word is chiefly applied to the killing of public or eminent persons through alleged political motives, whether secretly or openly. To slay is to kill by a blow, or by a weapon. Butcher and slaughter apply primarily to the killing of cattle; massacre is applied primarily and almost exclusively to human beings, signifying to kill them indiscriminately in large numbers; to massacre is said when there is no chance of successful resistance; to butcher when the killing is especially brutal; soldiers mown down in a hopeless charge are said to be slaughtered when no brutality on the enemy's part is implied. To despatch is to kill swiftly and in general quietly, always with intention, with or without right.

    Synonyms:
    assassinate, butcher, despatch, execute, massacre, murder, put to death, slaughter, slay

    Preposition:
    To kill with or by sword, famine, pestilence, care, grief, etc.; killed for his money, by a robber, with a dagger.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. kill

    Synonyms:
    slay, murder, assassinate, destroy, slaughter, butcher, immolate, massacre, deaden, put to death, despatch

    Antonyms:
    resuscitate, revivify, vivify, reanimate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. killing, kill, putting to deathnoun

    the act of terminating a life

    Synonyms:
    putting to death, killing, violent death, cleanup

  2. killverb

    the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile

    "the pilot reported two kills during the mission"

    Synonyms:
    putting to death, killing

  3. killverb

    cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

    "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  4. kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote outverb

    thwart the passage of

    "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"

    Synonyms:
    pour down, drink down, toss off, shoot, wipe out, overcome, buck, down, bolt down, pop, stamp out, belt down, tear, vote down, shoot down, vote out, charge, obliterate, land, get the better of, turn thumbs down, defeat

  5. stamp out, killverb

    end or extinguish by forceful means

    "Stamp out poverty!"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, down, vote down, bolt down, pop

  6. killverb

    be fatal

    "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  7. killverb

    be the source of great pain for

    "These new shoes are killing me!"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  8. killverb

    overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration

    "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  9. killverb

    hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games

    "She killed the ball"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  10. killverb

    hit with great force

    "He killed the ball"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  11. killverb

    deprive of life

    "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  12. killverb

    cause the death of, without intention

    "She was killed in the collision of three cars"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  13. toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, killverb

    drink down entirely

    "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"

    Synonyms:
    land, start, fling off, vote down, pull down, pop up, push down, go through, crop up, dash off, belt down, drink down, defeat, shoot down, cut down, pop out, scratch off, obliterate, toss off, bug out, stamp out, pour down, bolt down, wipe out, shovel in, down, refine, garbage down, gobble up, bulge, bulge out, pop, knock off, devour, fine-tune, knock down, protrude, come out, consume, vote out, polish

  14. kill, obliterate, wipe outverb

    mark for deletion, rub off, or erase

    "kill these lines in the President's speech"

    Synonyms:
    veil, eat up, vote down, exhaust, eat, blot out, eliminate, belt down, use up, drink down, defeat, decimate, shoot down, obscure, obliterate, run through, toss off, cancel out, stamp out, hide, bolt down, annihilate, wipe out, down, efface, pop, erase, extinguish, pour down, sweep away, consume, vote out, carry off, deplete, eradicate

  15. killverb

    tire out completely

    "The daily stress of her work is killing her"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  16. killverb

    cause to cease operating

    "kill the engine"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

  17. killverb

    destroy a vitally essential quality of or in

    "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"

    Synonyms:
    obliterate, wipe out, shoot down, belt down, down, pour down, defeat, drink down, stamp out, vote out, toss off, vote down, bolt down, pop

Editors Contribution

  1. immalated

    immalated means to cleanup;be gone with

    "dont`t immalate my father'

    Submitted by eleeannehudd on September 22, 2020  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. killverb

    Synonyms:
    slay, slaughter, murder, assassinate, butcher, despatch, execute, lynch, massacre, burke, immolate, guillotine, decimate, destroy, blast, counteract, neutralize, quell, extinguish

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How to use kill in a sentence?

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Fly butterfly fly, wings have not fallen off their desires. 2. Pickupers Goldigers are poachers who kill the remnants of faith in love. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Kayleigh McEnany:

    The United States receives thousands of intelligence reports a day and they are subject to strict scrutiny. While the White House does not routinely comment on alleged intelligence or internal deliberations, the CIA Director, National Security Advisor, and the Chief of Staff can all confirm that neither the President nor the Vice President were briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence, this does not speak to the merit of the alleged intelligence but to the inaccuracy of the New York Times story erroneously suggesting that President Trump was briefed on this matter. The reporting quickly became fodder for the 2020 presidential campaign. During a town hall Saturday, former Vice President Joe Biden brought up the shocking revelation that Trump reportedly knew of the bounties for months and slammed the president for doing worse than nothing. Not only has he failed to sanction or impose any kind of consequences on Russia for this egregious violation of international law, Donald Trump has continued his embarrassing campaign of deference and debasing himself before Vladimir Putin, Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said. He has had this information according to the Times, and yet he offered to host Putin in the United States and sought to invite Russia to rejoin the G7. His entire presidency has been a gift to Putin. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., questioned how Trump could hold an amicable relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin -- even welcoming him to a G-7 Summit in America -- while his regime was reportedly trying to kill Americans.

  3. Charles F. Kettering:

    If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.

  4. Kanye West:

    You have this moment [ where ] you feel everyone wants to kill you. You pretty much don't trust anyone, when you're in this state, you're hyper-paranoid about everything, everyone.

  5. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    These terrorists are plotting to kill us and to radicalize our children right now. They attack us because of who we are, not because of what we do, the question is this: do we work with our allies to degrade and destroy this threat, and do we go after these terrorists in their heartlands, from where they are plotting to kill British people, or do we sit back and wait for them to attack us?


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