Synonyms for Crucify:

n.

assassinate, strangle, take someone's life, slaughter, bump off, hang, dispatch, exterminate, massacre. attack, take/bring/hold someone to task, tear someone/something to pieces/shreds, tell off, censure, reward, harangue, pain, tear apart. crucify (noun)
dun, torment, frustrate, rag, bedevil, savage, pillory.

v.

browbeat, destroy with words (verb)
agonize, try, bedevil, afflict.
execute; torture near to death (verb)
persecute, torture, torment, hang.
punish (verb)
execute, discipline, burden, sentence, imprison, incarcerate, chastise, lambaste, punish, agonize, Keelhaul, correct, avenge, castigate, penalize, confine, torture, afflict, reprise, pillory, chasten, try, distress, anguish, persecute, judge, fine.

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Other relevant words:
bedevil, strangle, torment, savage, dun, pain, frustrate, hang, rag.

Usage examples for crucify

  1. The racks of earth and the rods Are weak as foam on the sands; In the heart is the prey for gods, Who crucify hearts, not hands. – Poems & Ballads (First Series) by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  2. But to require a Letter of a Man lost in idleness is the utmost cruelty; you cut the thread of his existence, you beat, you pummel him, you sell his goods and chattels, you put him in prison; you impale him; you crucify him. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  3. Unsanctified human nature is always fickle, and the " Hosanna" of yesterday become the " Crucify Him" of to- day. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey