Other ways of saying kill
to deliberately kill someone: She denied murdering her husband.
to kill an important or famous person, often for political reasons or for money: Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963.
to kill a group of people in a very violent way or to kill farm animals: Local militia then started to slaughter civilians. ♦ Thousands of cattle have been slaughtered since the outbreak of the disease.
to kill a very large number of people in a violent or cruel way: Roman soldiers massacred several hundred villagers.
to kill an entire group of people or animals so that there are none left: These animals can wipe out entire colonies of bees.
to deliberately kill all the people or animals in a place or area, especially animals that are dangerous or dirty: We’ll need to hire someone to exterminate the rats.
to kill someone legally as a punishment for a serious crime: He was executed for treason.
put to death
) to execute someone: The King ordered them to be put to death.
to deliberately cause your own death: She committed suicide in 1968.
or put to sleep
to kill an animal because it is ill or in pain and can never get well: We’ve had to have our dog put to sleep.