Synonyms for destroy

Synonyms for (verb) destroy

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: put down, destroy

Definition: put (an animal) to death

Usage: The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid; the sick cat had to be put down

Similar words: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays

Synonyms: destroy, destruct

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

Usage: The fire destroyed the house

Similar words: undo, unmake

Definition: deprive of certain characteristics

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