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Another word for destroy

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  1. To pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible

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  2. To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully

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  3. To impair severely something such as the spirit, health, or effectiveness of

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Another word for destroy

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  • To annihilate is to destroy so completely as to blot out of existence rights that cannot be annihilated
  • Raze means to level to the ground, either destructively or by systematic wrecking with a salvaging of useful parts
  • Demolish implies such destructive force as to completely smash to pieces and render useless the bombs demolished the factories, she demolished his argument
  • Destroy implies a tearing down or bringing to an end by wrecking, ruining, killing, eradicating, etc. and is the term of broadest application here to destroy a city, one's influence, etc.