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

2 senses of eradicate

Sense 1
eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off -- (kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population")
       => 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")

Sense 2
uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminate -- (destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption")
       => destroy, destruct -- (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house")

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