Synonyms for (verb) demolish

Synonyms: demolish, destroy

Definition: defeat soundly

Usage: The home team demolished the visitors

Similar words: overcome, defeat, get the better of

Definition: win a victory over

Usage: You must overcome all difficulties; defeat your enemies; He overcame his shyness; He overcame his infirmity; Her anger got the better of her and she blew up


Synonyms: pulverise, pulverize, demolish

Definition: destroy completely

Usage: the wrecking ball demolished the building; demolish your enemies; pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand

Similar words: destroy, destruct

Definition: do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

Usage: The fire destroyed the house


Synonyms: demolish, crush, smash

Definition: humiliate or depress completely

Usage: She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation; The death of her son smashed her

Similar words: humble, humiliate, mortify, abase, chagrin

Definition: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

Usage: He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss