Eliminate vs Demolish - What's the difference?

eliminate | demolish |


As verbs the difference between eliminate and demolish

is that eliminate is
to completely destroy (something) so that it no longer exists
while demolish is to destroy; to destruct.

eliminate

English

Verb

(eliminat)
  • To completely destroy (something) so that it no longer exists.
  • (slang) To kill (a person or animal).
  • (physiology) To excrete (waste products).
  • To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).
  • Bill was eliminated as a suspect when the police interviewed witnesses.
    John was eliminated as a contestant when it was found he had gained, rather than lost, weight.
  • (accounting) To record amounts in a to remove the effects of inter-company transactions. FindMyBestCPA.com - Consolidated Statements (Interco eliminations)
  • Synonyms

    * See also * abrogate * abolish

    Synonyms

    * give the chop to * give the boot to * give the sack to * give the walking papers to * vote off

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    demolish

    English

    Verb

    (es)
  • To destroy; to destruct.
  • They demolished the old house and put up four townhouses.
  • (figuratively) To utterly defeat.
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    Synonyms

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