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Synonyms for slay
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove(verb)

    kill intentionally and with premeditation

    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

    Synonyms:
    shoot, dispatch, despatch, complete, wrap up, hit, arrive at, transfer, attain, send off, finish up, reach, eat up, take out, move out, get rid of, strike, score, finish, make, polish off, collide with, gain, mangle, withdraw, tally, off, finish off, absent, run into, stumble, impinge on, clear up, murder, rack up, mutilate, mop up, discharge, come to, take away, take, pip, get through, bump off, remove

Wiktionary

  1. slay(verb)

    To defeat, overcome.

    Synonyms:
    kill, assassinate, murder

  2. slay(verb)

    Synonyms:
    defeat, conquer, overcome

  3. slay(verb)

    Synonyms:
    hit it out of the park, kill

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slay

    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, kill, massacre, murder, put to death, slaughter

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    kill, slaughter, murder, massacre, destroy, despatch, ASSASSINATE

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    exterminate, kill

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