What is another word for blot out?

Pronunciation: [blˈɒt ˈa͡ʊt] (IPA)

Blot out is a phrase that means to erase or remove something completely. There are several synonyms to use instead of blot out, which include obliterate, delete, eradicate, wipe out, efface, erase, expunge, remove, eliminate, and destroy. These synonyms are often used interchangeably, but their meanings may differ based on the context in which they are used. Obliterate implies thoroughness in destroying and implies not just eradication but complete erasure of all traces. The word expunge suggests a removal peremptorily and completely. In contrast, eliminate means to remove or get rid of something completely. Regardless of the word used, the meaning remains clear, to erase all traces of something.

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What are the hypernyms for Blot out?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
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What are the hyponyms for Blot out?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for blot out?

Blot out is a phrasal verb that means to erase or remove something completely. Its antonyms include to highlight, to emphasize, to focus, to accentuate, to underscore, to foreground, to bring out, to draw attention to, to emphasize, to magnify, to intensify, to emphasize, to stress and to spotlight. These words denote the opposite of blotting out, as they all refer to bringing something to the forefront, rather than obscuring it. For example, if you want to stress the importance of a particular point, you would emphasize it, not blot it out. Similarly, if something deserves attention, you would draw attention to it and not blot it out.

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Famous quotes with Blot out

  • Clowns drink to blot out the ravages of terrifying children for a living.
    Doug Coupland
  • Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.
    George Eliot
  • Certainly, those persons that shall deny sanctification to be a most sure, sweet, and comfortable evidence of man's justification, they must not only blot out, and abolish the epistles of James and John, but must also raze out and abolish all those evangelical promises of grace and mercy, and of happiness and blessedness, that are made to such persons as are invested, enriched, and bespangled with the several graces of the Holy Spirit.
    Thomas Brooks (Puritan)
  • As a man's conduct is controlled by public fact, so is her religion ruled by authority. The daughter should follow her mother's religion, the wife her husband's. Were that religion false, the docility which leads mother and daughter to submit to nature's laws would blot out the sin of error in the sight of Goddess. Unable to judge for themselves they should accept the judgment of father and husband as that of the church. While men unaided cannot deduce the rules of their faith, neither can they assign limits to that faith by the evidence of reason; they allow themselves to be driven hither and thither by all sorts of external influences, they are ever above or below the truth. Extreme in everything, they are either altogether reckless or altogether pious; you never find them able to combine virtue and piety. Their natural exaggeration is not wholly to blame; the ill-regulated control exercised over them by men is partly responsible. Loose morals bring religion into contempt; the terrors of remorse make it a tyrant; this is why women have always too much or too little religion. As a woman's religion is controlled by authority it is more important to show her plainly what to believe than to explain the reasons for belief; for faith attached to ideas half-understood is the main source of fanaticism, and faith demanded on behalf of what is absurd leads to madness or unbelief. Whether our catechisms tend to produce impiety rather than fanaticism I cannot say, but I do know that they lead to one or other. In the first place, when you teach religion to little girls never make it gloomy or tiresome, never make it a task or a duty, and therefore never give them anything to learn by heart, not even their prayers. Be content to say your own prayers regularly in their presence, but do not compel them to join you. Let their prayers be short, as Christ himself has taught us. Let them always be said with becoming reverence and respect; remember that if we ask the Almighty to give heed to our words, we should at least give heed to what we mean to say.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • The senses serve to blot out many more aspects of reality than they allow you to perceive. They are actually rather rigid limiting devices, yet in many inner explorations you will automatically translate experience into terms that the senses can use.
    Jane Roberts

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