Student Thesaurus

One entry found for destroy.
Entry Word: destroy
Function: verb
Text: 1 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of <they practically destroyed the safe in order to get at the money inside> <their poor scores on the final exam destroyed any chance they might have had to pass the course>
Synonyms annihilate, decimate, demolish, desolate, devastate, do in, extinguish, pulverize, raze, ruin, shatter, smash, tear down, waste, wreck
Related Words gut; beat, best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat, lick, master, overbear, overcome, prevail (over), scotch, subdue, surmount, thrash, triumph (over), win (against); blow up, break, damage, deface, disintegrate, dynamite, mangle, mar, mutilate, spoil, vitiate; erode, scour, wash out, wear (away); dismantle, undo, unmake; blot out, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, obliterate, remove, rub out, stamp (out), wipe out; despoil, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack, vandalize; assassinate, butcher, cut down, dispatch, execute, kill, massacre, murder, slaughter, slay, zap
Near Antonyms create, invent; fabricate, fashion, forge, form, make, manufacture, shape; bring about, establish, found, institute, organize; conserve, preserve, protect, save; rebuild, reconstruct, remodel, renovate, restore
Antonyms build, construct, erect, put up, raise
2 to bring destruction to (something) through violent action <wildfires destroyed thousands of acres in forests across the state> -- see RAVAGE
3 to deprive of life <the veterinarian was forced to destroy the injured horse> -- see KILL 1