Synonyms of death in English:


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1‘she broke down when she learnt of her father's death’

demise, dying, end, passing, passing away, passing on, loss of life, expiry, expiration, departure from life, final exit, eternal rest
murder, killing, assassination, execution, dispatch, slaying, slaughter, massacre
informal snuffing, curtains, kicking the bucket
Law decease
rare quietus


2‘their liberation was also the death of their dream’

end, finish, cessation, termination, extinction, extinguishing, collapse, ruin, ruination, destruction, extermination, eradication, annihilation, obliteration, extirpation


3‘Death gestured towards an open grave’

the Grim Reaper, the Dark Angel, the Angel of Death


    put someone to death

    ‘the rebels were captured and put to death’

    execute, hang, send to the gallows, send to the gibbet, behead, guillotine, decapitate, electrocute, send to the electric chair, send to the chair, shoot, put before a firing squad, send to the gas chamber, gas, crucify, stone, stone to death
    kill, murder, assassinate, do to death, do away with, take the life of, eliminate, terminate, exterminate, destroy
    informal string up, bump off, polish off, do in, knock off, top, wipe out, take out, croak, stiff, blow away
    North American informal ice, rub out, waste, whack, scrag, smoke
    literary slay