Destroy and Eradicate


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Destroy verb – To bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of.
Usage example: their poor scores on the final exam destroyed any chance they might have had to pass the course

Eradicate is a synonym for destroy in annihilate topic. In some cases you can use "Eradicate" instead a verb "Destroy", when it comes to topics like demolish, end, ruin, wipe out. popular alternative
Nearby Words: destroyed, destroyer, destroying
Synonyms for Destroy


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Eradicate verb – To destroy all traces of.
Usage example: the successful effort to eradicate smallpox around the globe

Destroy is a synonym for eradicate in annihilate topic. You can use "Destroy" instead a verb "Eradicate", if it concerns topics such as wipe out, end, exterminate, kill. popular alternative
Nearby Words: eradication, eradicating
Synonyms for Eradicate

Common collocations

humanity destroy humanity eradicate humanity
mind destroy mind eradicate mind
life destroy life eradicate life
people destroy people eradicate people
Other nouns: race, family, base, army, village, way, technology, universe, earth, world, evil, magic, planet, anyone, enemy, everyone, enemies.

Both words in one sentence

  • Fan Fic / My Immortal This, in turn, led to a full-blown red alert at the HQ, where they quickly moved to eradicate the oncoming plague and destroy all evidence of the crimes committed.
  • Video Game / Alien: Isolation It's Personal: Marlow attempts to destroy the Anesidora (and, consequently, Sevastopol) with the ship's self-destruct mechanism because the infected captain of the Anesidora was his wife, and he's realized that the only way to destroy the creature permanently is to eradicate its entire environment.
  • Video Game / Wild ARMs 1 Kansas City Shuffle: You know that Darkness Tear that was supposed to destroy the Guardians and eradicate all life on Filgaia and was the focus of the plot for a quarter of the game?
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