English Synonyms and Antonyms
Abolish, to do away with, bring absolutely to an end, especially as something hostile, hindering, or harmful, was formerly used of persons and material objects, a usage now obsolete except in poetry or highly figurative speech. Abolish is now used of institutions, customs, and conditions, especially those wide-spread and long existing; as, to abolish slavery, ignorance, intemperance, poverty. A building that is burned to the ground is said to be destroyed by fire. Annihilate, as a philosophical term, signifies to put absolutely out of existence. As far as our knowledge goes, matter is never annihilated, but only changes its form. Some believe that the wicked will be annihilated. Abolish is not said of laws. There we use repeal, abrogate, nullify, etc.: repeal by the enacting body, nullify by revolutionary proceedings; a later statute abrogates, without formally repealing, any earlier law with which it conflicts. An appellate court may reverse or set aside the decision of an inferior court. Overthrow may be used in either a good or a bad sense; suppress is commonly in a good, subvert always in a bad sense; as, to subvert our liberties; to suppress a rebellion. The law prohibits what may never have existed; it abolishes an existing evil. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy. Compare CANCEL; DEMOLISH; EXTERMINATE.
abate, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, destroy, end, end, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, nullify, overthrow, prohibit, remove, repeal, reverse, revoke, set aside, stamp out, subvert, supplant, suppress, terminate
blotted out, obliterate, obliteratedverb
reduced to nothingness
kill, obliterate, wipe outverb
mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
"kill these lines in the President's speech"
veil, eat up, vote down, exhaust, eat, blot out, eliminate, belt down, use up, drink down, defeat, decimate, shoot down, obscure, kill, 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
obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hideverb
make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
"a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
remove completely from recognition or memory
"efface the memory of the time in the camps"
do away with completely, without leaving a trace
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This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations, this is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it. This is a battle between good and evil.
We have seen a lack of stability over 30 years and four governors, said Nicholas Alahverdian. We have seen a lack of care. And now — in an election year — we have seen a complete and utter lack of bureaucratic mastery to obliterate the red tape and provide tangible, enduring solutions to children and adolescents in state care.
This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations, this is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.
There is no remembrance which time doth not obliterate, nor pain which death doth not put an end to.
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
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