Kill Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Kill

To cause to become legally valid; as, to execute a contract.
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To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.
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To kill violently.
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To murder (an accused person) by mob action and without lawful trial, esp. by hanging
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(Ice hockey) To strike an opponent's leg with one's hockey stick.
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To make someone into a martyr by putting him or her to death for adhering to, or acting in accordance with, some belief, especially religious; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession.
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To deprive of life
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(Chiefly US, idiomatic) To kill, especially to murder.
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To deprive of life
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To cause to fall by shooting.
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To injure; to kill
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In science fiction and fantasy, to transport (a person or thing) into another place or time instantaneously, as with an energy beam.
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(Slang) Something that is very uncomfortable, difficult, or hazardous:
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To kill (an animal, for instance) as a religious sacrifice.
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To hit with a heavy club or similar blunt instrument.
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To inflict a wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
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To make someone a victim or sacrifice.
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To subject to euthanasia.
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To suffer or die or cause someone to suffer or die from extreme or prolonged lack of food.
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Used other than as an idiom: see blow,‎ away.
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To reduce to poverty or bankruptcy:
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To deprive of life
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To kill people with a machine gun
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(Literally) To remove by picking.
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To deprive of life
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(Intransitive) To crash, fall over (especially in board sports such as surfing, skateboarding etc.)
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To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
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(Idiomatic) To kill or end.
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To deprive of life
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To dispose (of); to remove; to abolish; to lose
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To deprive of life
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To deprive of life
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To dash out the brains of; to kill by smashing the skull.
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To go away; leave:
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Alternative form of dispatch.
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To make ineffective; destroy or counteract the effectiveness, force, disposition, etc. of
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To murder (a prominent person) by surprise attack, as for political reasons.
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drink down entirely
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To deprive of life
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To deprive of life
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To cause (a person) to empty the bowels
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Used other than as an idiom: see cut,"Ž down.
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To reduce anything by one in ten, or ten percent.
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To deprive of life
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(Criminal slang) To kill.
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To perform (a shot or maneuver) successfully:
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To fail to take advantage of or use for profit; lose:
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(Idiomatic) to deceive someone
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To bump or hit so that something falls off
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To cool with ice, as a beverage.
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Exterminate is defined as to destroy completely, or kill.
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To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
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Of or pertaining to fratricide
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Relating to matricide, the killing of a mother.
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The act or action of causing death, as of a person.
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To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually.
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To cause to be silent; still; quiet
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(Intransitive) To lose or spend time doing nothing, or without being employed in business.
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To assemble hastily.
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drink down entirely
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To get rid of; remove:
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To deprive of life
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To deprive of life
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(Idiomatic) To execute, especially by using a sword.
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To eliminate, especially by killing.
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(Slang) To kill, murder.
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To kill (an animal or animals) for food; butcher
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To kill with a charge of electricity; specif., to execute in the electric chair
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To cause something to become much worse
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To prevent from breathing by blocking the windpipe; suffocate; smother; stifle; often, specif., to prevent from breathing by squeezing the throat of; strangle
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(Idiomatic) to terminate or abolish something
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Mangle is defined as to destroy by tearing, crushing or bruising.
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(Intransitive) To expel the holder of an office or other position through an act of voting.
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To prevent from happening
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To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
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To turn off
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To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
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To prohibit is to forbid someone from doing something or to prevent something from being done.
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To decline (a request or demand).
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Of or pertaining to infanticide.
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Related to, inclined to, or guilty of, the murder of one's immediate family.
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Of or pertaining to patricide.
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Of or pertaining to regicide.
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Of or pertaining to uxoricide.
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(Countable, US, police jargon) A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else.
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The act of killing another person without malice aforethought.
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The definition of annihilate means to completely destroy.
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To shatter, as if by an explosion.
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To murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection.
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To pick or take someone or something (from a larger group).
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To become as if dead; lose vigor, intensity, etc.
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To destroy totally; kill off:
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To come to an end; terminate
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To make or become numb.
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To stop a flow or stream
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Single dispatch
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To cause death.
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To send (someone) to prison.
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To do away with as if by effacing; destroy
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To give audible encouragement or applause to a contestant or team; cheer.
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To remove or force from home or native land
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(Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
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(Intransitive) To play the fiddle idly.
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To pass (time) without working or in avoiding work
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Alternative spelling of while, "to pass the time".
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(Sussex, Kent) A water meadow.
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The definition of a creek is a shallow stream of water.
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A location of an organization with several locations.
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the act of terminating a life
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Pop is a noise inside of your ears when pressure equalizes or when your eyes getting big when you see something impressive.
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(Intransitive) To rain heavily.
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To go or come down; descend.
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drink down entirely
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To make someone feel bad emotionally.
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To suppress, to put an end to (something); to extinguish. [from 14th c.]
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(Informal) To defeat decisively.
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To kill or dress (animals) for meat
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To kill as punishment for capital crimes; to execute.
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To die as a result of hanging.
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(Informal) To betray or attempt to defeat by underhand means.
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(Baseball) To advance (a runner on base) by batting the ball so it can be caught or fielded, placing the batter out, but with insufficient time to put the runner out.
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To strangle in order to rob.
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To kill by cutting off the supply of air from; suffocate; smother; choke
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To die by being suffocated
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To cut off the head of; decapitate
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To be very cruel to; torment
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To pull or cut to pieces; separate into parts; divide up or mutilate
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To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider.
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To provide housing for military personnel or other equipment.
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To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
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To isolate or remove from contact.
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To give or get clearance for
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To eradicate is defined as to completely destroy or wipe something out.
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To kill a living being.
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(Idiomatic) To defeat (some measure or candidate) by a majority vote.
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The definition of smother is to suffocate someone by covering their nose and mouth to cut off air, to cover something entirely, or to making someone feel trapped and overwhelmed by attention and affection.
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To behead with a guillotine.
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To prevent or delay (a legislative bill) from becoming law by exercising the power of veto.
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Antonyms for Kill

To save from any violence, danger or evil.
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(Intransitive, figuratively, usually with to) To become the source of.
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To teach the fundamentals of some subject to; help to begin doing something
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To start doing, acting, going, etc.; get under way
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To impart motion or activity to:
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To make easy or easier:
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To offer; render:
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To create is to make something.
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turn off; cancel
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Words Related to Kill

To do away with; wipe out; abolish, withdraw, etc.
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To fail to follow suit in cards when required and able to do so.
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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(Archaic) To or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470.]
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To break apart the structure of, render physically unusable, or cause to cease to exist as a distinguishable physical entity:
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To recant is to publicly take back something you said or to state that you no longer believe something in which you once believed.
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To stop; pause:
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To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command.
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To arrange or agree to:
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To pass (time) without working or in avoiding work
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(Informal) A prohibitionist
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(Intransitive) To leave a road; to exit.
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Synonym Study

  • Dispatch suggests a killing by direct action, such as shooting, and emphasizes speed or promptness
  • Execute denotes a killing in accordance with a legally imposed sentence
  • Assassinate implies specifically the sudden killing of a politically important person, often by someone hired or delegated to do this
  • Murder applies to an unlawful and malicious or premeditated killing
  • Slay , now largely a literary word, implies deliberate and violent killing
  • Kill is the general word in this list, meaning to cause the death of in any way, and may be applied to persons, animals, or plants
Find another word for kill. In this page you can discover 184 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for kill, like: execute, asphyxiate, slay, lynch, hack, martyr, give the coup de grÂce, bump off, give the death blow, shoot down and spill-blood.