eliminate vs eradicate what difference

what is difference between eliminate and eradicate

English

Etymology

From Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare (to turn out of doors, banish), from e (out) + limen (a threshold), akin to limes (a boundary); see limit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈlɪməneɪt/

Verb

eliminate (third-person singular simple present eliminates, present participle eliminating, simple past and past participle eliminated)

  1. (transitive) To completely remove, get rid of, put an end to.
  2. (transitive, slang) To kill (a person or animal).
    a ruthless mobster who eliminated his enemies
  3. (transitive, intransitive, physiology) To excrete (waste products).
  4. (transitive) 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.
  5. (accounting) To record amounts in a consolidation statement to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:destroy, abrogate, abolish
  • (excrete): See Thesaurus:urinate and Thesaurus:defecate

Related terms

  • eliminable
  • eliminant
  • elimination
  • eliminative
  • eliminator
  • eliminatory

Hyponyms

  • give the chop to
  • give the boot to
  • give the sack to
  • give the walking papers to

Translations

Further reading

  • eliminate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • eliminate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

References

Anagrams

  • itameline

Italian

Verb

eliminate

  1. inflection of eliminare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of eliminato

Anagrams

  • eliantemi

Latin

Verb

ēlīmināte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēlīminō


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin ērādīcātus, past participle of ērādīcō (uproot), from ē- (out) + rādīx (root). Also see: radish.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈɹæd.ɪ.keɪt/

Verb

eradicate (third-person singular simple present eradicates, present participle eradicating, simple past and past participle eradicated)

  1. (transitive) To pull up by the roots; to uproot.
  2. (transitive) To destroy completely; to reduce to nothing radically; to put an end to; to extirpate.
    Smallpox was globally eradicated in 1980.

Synonyms

  • (to pull up by the roots): root up, uproot
  • (to completely destroy): annihilate, exterminate, extirpate
  • See also Thesaurus:destroy

Antonyms

  • radicate

Related terms

  • eradicable
  • eradication
  • eradicative
  • radical
  • root

Translations

Further reading

  • eradicate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • eradicate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • acierated

Italian

Verb

eradicate

  1. inflection of eradicare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Participle

eradicate

  1. feminine plural of eradicato

Latin

Verb

ērādīcāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ērādīcō

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