raze

(v.) to tear down; demolish to the ground

Sentence

1. The commercial builder has plans to raze the buildings and develop the area into a series of strip malls.

2. After losing the majority of their home in a fire, the Smiths decided to raze their entire residence and build afresh.

synonym

bulldoze, demolish, destroy

antonym

build, create, repair
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