destroy vs destruct what difference

what is difference between destroy and destruct

English

Etymology

From Middle English destroyen, from Old French destruire, Vulgar Latin *destrugō, from Classical Latin dēstruō, from dē- (un-, de-) + struō (I build). Displaced native shend (destroy, injure).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈstɹɔɪ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪ
  • Hyphenation: de‧stroy

Verb

destroy (third-person singular simple present destroys, present participle destroying, simple past and past participle destroyed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To damage beyond use or repair.
  2. (transitive) To neutralize, undo a property or condition.
  3. (transitive) To put down or euthanize.
  4. (transitive) To severely disrupt the well-being of (a person); ruin.
    • 2005, Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide
      Other girls in the foster home are eager to destroy her and get her kicked out of the place. It’s a tough situation.
  5. (colloquial, transitive, hyperbolic) To defeat soundly.
  6. (computing, transitive) To remove data.
  7. (US, colloquial, slang) To sing a song poorly.
  8. (bodybuilding, slang, antiphrasis) To exhaust duly and thus recreate or build up.
  9. (slang, vulgar) To penetrate sexually in an aggressive way.

Synonyms

  • annihilate
  • break
  • demolish
  • kill
  • ruin
  • waste
  • See also Thesaurus:destroy

Antonyms

  • build
  • construct
  • create
  • make
  • raise
  • repair

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • stroyed


English

Etymology

Back-formation from destruction.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈstrʌkt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌkt

Verb

destruct (third-person singular simple present destructs, present participle destructing, simple past and past participle destructed)

  1. (transitive) To intentionally cause the destruction of.
    Synonym: destroy
  2. (intransitive) To self-destruct.

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