Synonyms of eliminate


1. extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with, destroy, destruct

usage: terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"

2. obviate, rid of, eliminate

usage: do away with

3. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off, kill

usage: kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"

4. rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject

usage: dismiss from consideration or a contest; "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"

5. excrete, egest, eliminate, pass, exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release

usage: eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"

6. eliminate, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

usage: remove from a contest or race; "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"

7. eliminate, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations

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Definition and meaning of eliminate (Dictionary)