Antonyms for obliterate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-blit-uh-reyt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈblɪt əˌreɪt

Definition of obliterate

Origin :
  • c.1600, from Latin obliteratus, past participle of obliterare "cause to disappear, blot out, erase, efface," figuratively "cause to be forgotten," from ob "against" (see ob-) + littera (also litera) "letter, script" (see letter (n.)); abstracted from phrase literas scribere "write across letters, strike out letters." Related: Obliterated; obliterating.
  • verb destroy
Example sentences :
  • It would be vain for him to try to obliterate the traces of his priesthood.
  • Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola
  • Could he but obliterate as completely the dread reckoning of another world!
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • I should turn my ray upon you and obliterate you immediately.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930 » by Various
  • Was he, at last, ashamed, and trying to obliterate the memory of his jealousy?
  • Extract from : « The Genius » by Margaret Horton Potter
  • He moved toward it very carefully, in order not to obliterate any footprints.
  • Extract from : « Oh, You Tex! » by William Macleod Raine
  • A thousand years have no power to obliterate the difference.
  • Extract from : « The Wedding Ring » by T. De Witt Talmage
  • And there the waves sweep in and obliterate his foot-prints forever.
  • Extract from : « Shadows of Shasta » by Joaquin Miller
  • Civilization modifies this division of labor, but cannot obliterate it.
  • Extract from : « The Young Maiden » by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
  • At any moment they might take it into their heads to swarm over Cunningham and obliterate him.
  • Extract from : « The Pagan Madonna » by Harold MacGrath
  • Who that has known its long anticipated joy can ever obliterate it from memory!
  • Extract from : « Blue Bonnet in Boston » by Caroline E. Jacobs

Synonyms for obliterate

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