Synonyms for exterminate

Synonyms for (verb) exterminate

Synonyms: kill off, exterminate

Definition: kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many

Usage: Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe

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: root out, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, uproot

Definition: destroy completely, as if down to the roots

Usage: the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted root out corruption

Similar words: destroy, destruct

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

Usage: The fire destroyed the house