Catchy Synonym Exercises for Those Who Want to Learn English
Do you know which one is a synonym for DEMOLISH?
Demolish often focuses on intentionally destroying something in an organized and non-violent way, so that something else can be built there. (They demolished the abandoned house.) People usually demolish things, though sometimes something can be demolished by natural forces. (The tornado demolished the barn.) RAZE suggests something being destroyed so completely that there's nothing left, and usually implies a violent and sometimes disorganized effort. (They razed the village to the ground.) Raze is a more emotionally charged word, suggesting senseless destruction.(The town was completely razed by the enemy troops.) Demolish also has an informal, figurative meaning: to defeat an opponent or their arguments (It took him two sentences to demolish their arguments.)