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Genocide is an attempt to exterminate a people, not to alter their behavior.
Jack Schwartz

Meaning of "exterminate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EXTERMINATE

From Latin extermināre to drive away, from terminus boundary.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EXTERMINATE

exterminate  [ɪkˈstɜːmɪˌneɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXTERMINATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Exterminate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb exterminate in English.

WHAT DOES EXTERMINATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Extermination

Extermination or exterminate may refer to: ▪ Pest control, elimination of insects or vermin ▪ Genocide, the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group ▪ Extermination, a 2001 PlayStation 2 game by Deep Space ▪ "Exterminate!", a 1992 song by Snap...

Definition of exterminate in the English dictionary

The definition of exterminate in the dictionary is to destroy completely; annihilate; eliminate.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO EXTERMINATE

PRESENT

Present
I exterminate
you exterminate
he/she/it exterminates
we exterminate
you exterminate
they exterminate
Present continuous
I am exterminating
you are exterminating
he/she/it is exterminating
we are exterminating
you are exterminating
they are exterminating
Present perfect
I have exterminated
you have exterminated
he/she/it has exterminated
we have exterminated
you have exterminated
they have exterminated
Present perfect continuous
I have been exterminating
you have been exterminating
he/she/it has been exterminating
we have been exterminating
you have been exterminating
they have been exterminating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I exterminated
you exterminated
he/she/it exterminated
we exterminated
you exterminated
they exterminated
Past continuous
I was exterminating
you were exterminating
he/she/it was exterminating
we were exterminating
you were exterminating
they were exterminating
Past perfect
I had exterminated
you had exterminated
he/she/it had exterminated
we had exterminated
you had exterminated
they had exterminated
Past perfect continuous
I had been exterminating
you had been exterminating
he/she/it had been exterminating
we had been exterminating
you had been exterminating
they had been exterminating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will exterminate
you will exterminate
he/she/it will exterminate
we will exterminate
you will exterminate
they will exterminate
Future continuous
I will be exterminating
you will be exterminating
he/she/it will be exterminating
we will be exterminating
you will be exterminating
they will be exterminating
Future perfect
I will have exterminated
you will have exterminated
he/she/it will have exterminated
we will have exterminated
you will have exterminated
they will have exterminated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been exterminating
you will have been exterminating
he/she/it will have been exterminating
we will have been exterminating
you will have been exterminating
they will have been exterminating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would exterminate
you would exterminate
he/she/it would exterminate
we would exterminate
you would exterminate
they would exterminate
Conditional continuous
I would be exterminating
you would be exterminating
he/she/it would be exterminating
we would be exterminating
you would be exterminating
they would be exterminating
Conditional perfect
I would have exterminate
you would have exterminate
he/she/it would have exterminate
we would have exterminate
you would have exterminate
they would have exterminate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been exterminating
you would have been exterminating
he/she/it would have been exterminating
we would have been exterminating
you would have been exterminating
they would have been exterminating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you exterminate
we let´s exterminate
you exterminate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to exterminate
Past participle
exterminated
Present Participle
exterminating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXTERMINATE


abominate
əˈbɒmɪˌneɪt
contaminate
kənˈtæmɪˌneɪt
criminate
ˈkrɪmɪˌneɪt
culminate
ˈkʌlmɪˌneɪt
decontaminate
ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪˌneɪt
delaminate
diːˈlæmɪˌneɪt
discriminate
dɪˈskrɪmɪˌneɪt
disseminate
dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt
dominate
ˈdɒmɪˌneɪt
eliminate
ɪˈlɪmɪˌneɪt
examinate
ɪɡˈzæmɪˌneɪt
fulminate
ˈfʌlmɪˌneɪt
germinate
ˈdʒɜːmɪˌneɪt
illuminate
ɪˈluːmɪˌneɪt
inseminate
ɪnˈsɛmɪˌneɪt
laminate
ˈlæmɪˌneɪt
nominate
ˈnɒmɪˌneɪt
predominate
prɪˈdɒmɪˌneɪt
ruminate
ˈruːmɪˌneɪt
terminate
ˈtɜːmɪˌneɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXTERMINATE

exterior
exterior angle
exterior decoration
exteriorisation
exteriorise
exteriority
exteriorization
exteriorize
exteriorly
exterminable
extermination
extermination camp
exterminative
exterminator
exterminatory
extermine
extern
external
External Affairs
external auditor

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXTERMINATE

alginate
aluminate
assassinate
caseinate
combinate
coordinate
determinate
donate
fascinate
hallucinate
indeterminate
indiscriminate
indoctrinate
marinate
ordinate
originate
paginate
procrastinate
subordinate
succinate
urinate

Synonyms and antonyms of exterminate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXTERMINATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «exterminate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of exterminate

Translation of «exterminate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXTERMINATE

Find out the translation of exterminate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of exterminate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «exterminate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

消灭
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

exterminar
570 millions of speakers

English

exterminate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विनाश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إبادة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

истребить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

exterminar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপড়াইয়া ফেলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

exterminer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menghapuskan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ausrotten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

絶滅させる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

근절하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mbesmi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழிப்பதற்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संपुष्टात आणणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yok etmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sterminare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wytępić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

винищити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

extermina
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξοντώσουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utrota
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utrydde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of exterminate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXTERMINATE»

The term «exterminate» is regularly used and occupies the 55.136 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXTERMINATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «exterminate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «exterminate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about exterminate

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7 QUOTES WITH «EXTERMINATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word exterminate.
1
Karel Capek
Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease.
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Charles Darwin
At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.
3
Thomas Love Peacock
I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race.
4
Jack Schwartz
Genocide is an attempt to exterminate a people, not to alter their behavior.
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Benjamin Spock
To win in Vietnam, we will have to exterminate a nation.
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Tristram Stuart
The purpose of farming is to deprive other species of the land and sequester it for our own use. But by perfecting the art of monoculture, it has become too easy for us to exterminate everything else, leaving no wild plants, no food for insects, and a barren land for birds.
7
Paul Wolfowitz
It's a very bad thing when people exterminate other people, and people persecute minorities.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXTERMINATE»

Discover the use of exterminate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to exterminate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Exterminate All the Brutes
Exterminate All the Brutes is a unique study of Europe's dark history in Africa, written both in the form of a travel diary and as a historical examination of European imperialism and racism over the past two centuries.
Sven Lindqvist, 2002
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Exterminate Them: Written Accounts of the Murder, Rape, and ...
Native Americans fought back, resisting the invasion, but they could not stop the tide of white miners and settlers. They became "strangers in a stolen land."
Clifford E. Trafzer, Joel R. Hyer, 1999
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Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others
This book draws on a mix of history, psychology, biology, anthropology and philosophy to document the pervasiveness of dehumanization, describe its forms, and explain why we so often resort to it.
David Livingstone Smith, 2012
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Exterminate All the Brutes: And, Desert Divers
Lindqvist presents a unique study of Europe's dark history in Africa, written both as a travel diary and as a historical examination of European imperialism and racism over the past 2 centuries, and confronts the roots of European genocide.
Sven Lindqvist, 2012
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Exterminate with Pride: Aboriginal-European Relations in the ...
Attempts to produce a synthesis of Aboriginal memory culture, ethnographic analogy and European records; Aboriginal initial reactions to whites; value judgements made by early European settlers; claims of Aboriginal hostility; establishment ...
Bruce Breslin, 1992
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War against the wolf: America's campaign to exterminate the wolf
Offers historical documents and modern articles documenting the evolution of attitudes toward wolves in America from 1630 to 1995, tracing the shift from policies of eradication to protection and re-establishment
Rick McIntyre, 1995
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A Sketch of a Plan to Exterminate the Casual Small-pox from ...
In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind.
John Haygarth, 2010
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The Dead Do Not Die: "Exterminate All the Brutes" and Terra ...
See generally Ian Watt, Conrad in the Nineteenth Century (London, 1980); and Patrick Brantlinger, Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism, 1830– 1914 (Ithaca, 1988). This Englishlanguage edition of “Exterminate All the Brutes” is ...
Sven Lindqvist, 2014
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Japan's Attempt to Exterminate Korean Christians
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Newell Martin, 2010
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Japan's Attempt to Exterminate Korean Christians
Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Martin Newell 1854-1941, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXTERMINATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term exterminate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Russia must not be allowed to rewrite Srebrenica's history
Genocide is defined as killings that have the “intent” to exterminate part, or the totality, of an ethnic, national or religious group. Since Soviet ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Srebrenica: Is Europe forgetting its horrors?
In each instance, hate speech was used to dehumanize a religious group to such an extent that attempts to exterminate them became acceptable. «KXLF Butte News, Jul 15»
3
Tuia Te Ako 2015 - Speech by Marama Fox
... of our land – a place I know a bit about – my predecessors debated whether to exterminate the natives or to civilise them through education. «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
4
Animal advocates salute CO for saving orphan bear cubs
It is inhumane and short-sighted to believe we have the right to exterminate animals in the name of convenience and economy. Every year ... «The Daily Courier, Jul 15»
5
Is history repeating itself?
... Goering and Heinrich Himmler all confirmed Hitler's view that the Jews started the war and, therefore, it was justifiable to exterminate them. «Monadnock Ledger Transcript, Jul 15»
6
Dominion Recap 7/9/15 Season 2 Episode 1 Premiere "Heirs of …
She says the Father planted a single seed of hope in a world where angels would exterminate man. She says that man would be tested and ... «Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Jul 15»
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Former golf course turned buffalo ranch seeing business success in …
They saw the best way to remove the natives was to exterminate the buffalo.” He said anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 buffalo were killed each ... «Central Kentucky News, Jul 15»
8
Russia, Ukraine and US Hegemony
The US military is on a trajectory to doubly exterminate human beings. Harvard academic Elaine Scarry writes, “Current scientific research ... «CounterPunch, Jul 15»
9
Apiary angels to rescue honeybee swarm from extermination
A television news broadcast of an effort to exterminate the insects, which frightened nearby residents, caught the attention of the American ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
10
How White People Can Prevent Attacks Like The Charleston Shooting
Hicks often made racially caustic remarks on social media, including his wish "that Jews, Christians, and Muslims might 'exterminate' each ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Exterminate [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/exterminate>. Apr 2020 ».
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