Annihilate and Kill


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Annihilate verb – To destroy all traces of.
Usage example: the family's attempts to annihilate the roach population in their apartment had met with little success

Kill is a synonym for annihilate in destroy topic. In some cases you can use "Kill" instead a verb "Annihilate", when it comes to topics like help, murder, obliterate. popular alternative
Nearby Words: annihilation, annihilating
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Kill verb – To deprive of life.
Usage example: during the war more soldiers were killed by disease than anything else

Annihilate is a synonym for kill in destroy topic. You can use "Annihilate" instead a verb "Kill", if it concerns topics such as help, murder, obliterate, slaughter. popular alternative
Nearby Words: killing, killed, killer
Synonyms for Kill

Common collocations

friend annihilate friend kill friend
life annihilate life kill life
guy annihilate guy kill guy
people annihilate people kill people
Other nouns: time, anyone, player, enemy, everyone, humans, friends, enemies, vampires, demons, monsters.

Both words in one sentence

  • Western Animation / Teen Titans The most egregious example would have to be in the season 2 finale where just about every variation of death and kill is used but the actual words: Destroy, annihilate, exterminate, eliminate, etc.
  • Anime / Guilty Crown There's No Kill Like Overkill: Episode 2 has Gai using beam reflectors to annihilate a rather pompous military coup, with the help of Shu using a beam cannon fired at the reflectors.
  • In their early stories, they yelled a number of words referring to death and destruction such as "kill", "destroy", and "annihilate", with exterminate becoming the most commonly used by their third story The Chase and the go-to phrase as the Daleks appeared thereafter.
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