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Synonyms for slay

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  1. slayverb

    To kill, murder.

    kill, assassinate, murder

  2. slayverb

    To defeat, overcome.

    defeat, conquer, overcome

  3. slayverb

    hit it out of the park, kill

English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes

  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.

    assassinate, butcher, despatch, execute, kill, massacre, murder, put to death, slaughter

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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes

  1. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, removeverb

    kill intentionally and with premeditation

    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

    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

Editors Contribution3.5 / 6 votes

  1. you go, girl

    you are awesome

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. slayverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "slay":

    exterminate, kill

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  1. Thomas Huxley:

    God give me strength to face a fact though it slay me.

  2. Ian Gunnell:


  3. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    A sword by itself does not slay; it is merely the weapon used by the slayer.

  4. Miranda Lambert:

    I hadn’t seen her before but I’m a fan now, you don’t see that many women who get up there and really slay a guitar and play some real rock ‘n’ roll country.

  5. Gina Ciarcia:

    All of this is really just the next stage in the left’s continual push to undo our entire understanding of childhood for the sake of political agendas, we’ve seen this for years, for instance in their push to emasculate our boys. Boys long to have something to fight for and defend, but are now told that this instinct is toxic. There are still dragons to slay, and we fail to communicate that to our boys.

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