Eliminate vs Evacuate - What's the difference?

eliminate | evacuate |


As verbs the difference between eliminate and evacuate

is that eliminate is
to completely destroy (something) so that it no longer exists
while evacuate is to leave or withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.

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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    evacuate

    English

    Verb

    (evacuat)
  • To leave or withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.
  • The firefighters told us to evacuate the area as the flames approached.
  • * Burke
  • The Norwegians were forced to evacuate the country.
  • To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of, including to create a vacuum; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.
  • The scientist evacuated the chamber before filling it with nitrogen.
  • (figurative) To make empty; to deprive.
  • * Coleridge
  • Evacuate the Scriptures of their most important meaning.
  • To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.
  • To make void; to nullify; to vacate.
  • to evacuate a contract or marriage
    (Francis Bacon)