Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb destroy

4 senses of destroy

Sense 1
destroy, destruct -- (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house")
       => unmake, undo -- (deprive of certain characteristics)

Sense 2
destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

Sense 3
demolish, destroy -- (defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors")
       => get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up")

Sense 4
destroy, put down -- (put (an animal) to death; "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid"; "the sick cat had to be put down")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Antonyms of adj destroyed

2 senses of destroyed

Sense 1
destroyed (vs. preserved) -- (spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind")

preserved (vs. destroyed) -- (kept intact or in a particular condition)
        => conserved -- (protected from harm or loss)
        => kept up (predicate), maintained, well-kept -- (kept in good condition)
        => preservable -- (capable of being preserved)
        => protected, saved -- (guarded from injury or destruction)
        => retained, maintained -- (continued in your keeping or use or memory; "in...the retained pattern of dancers and guests remembered")

Sense 2
destroyed, ruined -- (destroyed physically or morally)

INDIRECT (VIA lost) -> saved -- (rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin; "a saved soul")

Similarity of adj destroyed

2 senses of destroyed

Sense 1
destroyed (vs. preserved) -- (spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind")
       => annihilated, exterminated, wiped out (predicate) -- (destroyed completely)
       => blighted, spoilt -- (affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth or prosperity; "a blighted rose"; "blighted urban districts")
       => blotted out, obliterate, obliterated -- (reduced to nothingness)
       => broken, wiped out (predicate), impoverished -- (destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family")
       => burned, burnt, burned-over, burned-out, burnt-out -- (destroyed or badly damaged by fire; "a row of burned houses"; "a charred bit of burnt wood"; "a burned-over site in the forest"; "barricaded the street with burnt-out cars")
       => demolished, dismantled, razed -- (torn down and broken up)
       => despoiled, pillaged, raped, ravaged, sacked -- (having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence; "the raped countryside")
       => done for (predicate), kaput (predicate), gone (prenominal) -- (destroyed or killed; "we are gone geese")
       => extinguished -- (of a conditioned response; caused to die out because of the absence or withdrawal of reinforcement)
       => fallen -- (having fallen in or collapsed; "a fallen building")
       => finished, ruined -- (brought to ruin; "after the revolution the aristocracy was finished"; "the unsuccessful run for office left him ruined politically and economically")
       => scorched -- (having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy; "Sherman's scorched earth policy")
       => shattered, tattered -- (ruined or disrupted; "our shattered dreams of peace and prosperity"; "a tattered remnant of its former strength"; "my torn and tattered past")
       => totaled -- (used of automobiles; completely demolished; "the insurance adjuster declared the automobile totaled")
       => war-torn, war-worn -- (laid waste by war)
       => wrecked -- (destroyed in an accident; "a wrecked ship"; "a highway full of wrecked cars")
          Also See-> damaged#1

Sense 2
destroyed, ruined -- (destroyed physically or morally)
       => lost (vs. saved) -- (spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; "lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon")

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