What is another word for exterminate?

936 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɛkstˈɜːmɪnˌe͡ɪt], [ ɛkstˈɜːmɪnˌe‍ɪt], [ ɛ_k_s_t_ˈɜː_m_ɪ_n_ˌeɪ_t]

Exterminate is a word that means to kill or destroy completely. There are several synonyms for the word exterminate, which are commonly used in written and spoken language. These synonyms include annihilate, eradicate, obliterate, decimate, eliminate, and wipe out. The word annihilate means to completely destroy or eradicate. Eradicate means to completely get rid of or eliminate something. Obliterate means to remove all traces of something, and decimate means to kill a large proportion of a population. Eliminate means to remove or get rid of something completely, and wipe out means to completely destroy or eliminate something.

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What are the hyponyms for Exterminate?

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What are the opposite words for exterminate?

Exterminate is a verb that implies destroying or getting rid of something completely. Antonyms for exterminate, therefore, are words that refer to preserving or protecting something. Words like "protect," "maintain," "preserve," "conserve," "save," and "sustain" are all antonyms for the word exterminate. Other antonyms include "reproduce," "propagate," "cultivate," "nurture," and "foster." These words suggest the opposite of exterminating or killing something, instead, they are associated with taking care of something or multiplying it. The use of antonyms helps to bring contrast to language and can make communication more effective, particularly in writing.

Usage examples for Exterminate

The warriors had not come there to take up the quarrel of an unknown white trader, but to exterminate the rebellions subjects of the king.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley"
Bertram Mitford
As the Norway rat kills all other rats that it meets, so the savage must disappear, and the Northern races of Europe will exterminate them.
"Canadian Eclipse Party 1869"
Commander E. D. Ashe
And who will say that, so far as this particular end is concerned, he is better equipped than creatures which all the resources of civilization are powerless to exterminate?
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard

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