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demolish

de·mol·ish

demolish

 
pronunciation:
dih ma lsh
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: demolished, demolishes, demolishing
definition 1: to tear down or raze (a building or the like).
synonyms:
level, raze, tear down, wreck
antonyms:
construct, erect, found, raise, rebuild
similar words:
destroy, down, total
definition 2: to break apart; smash.
synonyms:
break
antonyms:
restore
similar words:
destroy, pulverize, raze, shatter, smash, total
definition 3: to put an end to; do away with; ruin; destroy.
synonyms:
destroy, end
antonyms:
create, organize, restore
similar words:
annihilate, blast, break, devastate, do away with, eradicate, pulverize, ravage, ruin, shatter, smash, stop, terminate, total, wreck
definition 4: to damage or discredit (a reputation, pretension, or the like).
synonyms:
damage, discredit, ruin
antonyms:
confirm, strengthen
similar words:
debase, degrade, demean, devastate, disgrace, dishonor, wreck
derivations: demolisher (n.), demolishment (n.)