Synonyms for Extinguish:


douse, drown out, switch off, shut off, interfere with, stamp out, kill off, stifle, squeeze out, turn off, blot out, choke, hold back, cut into, put down, smother, suffocate. beat out, put out, tackle, fight a fire/blaze, continue. choke off, quash, squash, win, crush. abrogate, void, set-aside, vitiate. extinguish (noun)
eliminate, eradicate, annihilate, carry off, quench, snuff out, decimate, press out, wipe out, stub out, crush out.


annul (verb)
delete, revoke, abnegate, disavow, eliminate, veto, deny, retract, reject, disclaim, divorce, efface, withdraw, destroy, dissolve, annul, abolish, negate, repudiate, Disaffirm, undo, nullify, obliterate, eradicate, refute, invalidate, dismiss, neutralize, cancel.
change (verb)
snuff out.
kill; quash (verb)
annihilate, eradicate, eliminate, obliterate, abolish, squash, crush, destroy, put down, wipe out.
put out a fire (verb)
douse, choke, smother, stifle, stamp out, quench, suffocate, snuff out, blot out.

Other synonyms:

darken. abrogate, douse, quash, squash, block out. overshadow, stamp out, turn off. shadow, beat out. tackle, vitiate, cut out. liquidate, crush. shade, dim. choke. put out. quash
choke off.
turn off
switch off.
Other relevant words:
quench, turn off, snuff out, liquidate, dim, rub out, vitiate, annihilate, shade, carry off, stub out, smother, tackle, put out, root, darken, quash, choke, crush, blot out, overshadow, squash, suffocate, douse, decimate, press out, stamp out, switch off, void, abrogate, crush out, clear, wipe out, stifle, choke off.

Usage examples for extinguish

  1. Her sister let her lie quietly for a while, then she rose and put out the lamp which Eva had forgotten to extinguish – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Extinguish the fire, and let the bottles remain in the water until it is perfectly cold; then take them out, make the corks secure, and cover them with melted resin or wax. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  3. He was born serene, patient, all- enduring, where a friend is concerned, and nothing can extinguish that great quality in him. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009