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Exterminate (Latin ex, out, and terminus, a boundary) signified primarily to drive beyond the bounds or limits of a country; the word is applied to races of men or animals, and is now almost exclusively used for removal by death; individuals are now said to be banished or expelled. Eradicate (Latin e, out, and radix, root) is primarily applied to numbers or groups of plants which it is desired to remove effectually from the soil; a single tree may be uprooted, but is not said to be eradicated; we labor to eradicate or root out noxious weeds. To extirpate (Latin ex, out, and stirps, stem, stock) is not only to destroy the individuals of any race of plants or animals, but the very stock, so that the race can never be restored; we speak of eradicating a disease, of extirpating a cancer, exterminating wild beasts or hostile tribes; we seek to eradicate or extirpate all vices and evils. Compare ABOLISH.
annihilate, banish, destroy, eradicate, expel, exterminate, extirpate, overthrow, remove, uproot, wipe out
augment, beget, breed, build up, cherish, colonize, develop, foster, increase, plant, populate, propagate, replenish, settle
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
uproot, extirpate, deracinate, root outverb
pull up by or as if by the roots
"uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"
eradicate, deracinate, uproot, extirpate, exterminate
uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminateverb
destroy completely, as if down to the roots
"the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"
extirpate, kill off, annihilate, deracinate, eliminate, uproot, decimate, exterminate, wipe out, extinguish, eradicate, carry off
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Putin is calling on the Russian people to root out and expose the traitors and bring them to the attention of government authorities.
Rather than supporting Ukraine's reforms and working to root out corruption, corrupt actors within the prosecutor general's office are making things worse by openly and aggressively undermining reform.
Their sorrow will only be healed after the revolution... my only thought is to root out the dictatorship, for now I have to bury my bitterness and hatred in the revolution.
Saudi Arabia will never solve the problem of informal work until it fixes its labor system to root out long-term systemic abuses.
If these claims are confirmed, we'll take all measures necessary to root out and remove this disturbing behavior from our company.
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- Eliminar, exterminarSpanish
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