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raze

also rase  (rāz)
tr.v. razed, raz·ing, raz·es also rased or ras·ing or ras·es
1. To level to the ground; demolish. See Synonyms at destroy.
2. Archaic
a. To scrape or shave off.
b. To erase.

[Middle English rasen, to scrape off, from Old French raser, from Vulgar Latin *rāsāre, frequentative of Latin rādere; see rash2.]

raze

(reɪz) or

rase

vb (tr)
1. to demolish (a town, buildings, etc) completely; level (esp in the phrase raze to the ground)
2. to delete; erase
3. (Agriculture) archaic to graze
[C16: from Old French raser from Latin rādere to scrape]
ˈrazer, ˈraser n

raze

(reɪz)

v.t. razed, raz•ing.
1. to level to the ground; tear down.
2. to shave; scrape off.
[1350–1400; Middle English rasen < Middle French raser < Vulgar Latin *rāsāre, frequentative of Latin rādere to scrape]
raz′er, n.
syn: See destroy.

raze

, razor - Raze, from French raser, "shave close," is from Latin radere, "scrape, scratch"—also giving us razor.
See also related terms for scrape.

raze


Past participle: razed
Gerund: razing

Imperative
raze
raze
Present
I raze
you raze
he/she/it razes
we raze
you raze
they raze
Preterite
I razed
you razed
he/she/it razed
we razed
you razed
they razed
Present Continuous
I am razing
you are razing
he/she/it is razing
we are razing
you are razing
they are razing
Present Perfect
I have razed
you have razed
he/she/it has razed
we have razed
you have razed
they have razed
Past Continuous
I was razing
you were razing
he/she/it was razing
we were razing
you were razing
they were razing
Past Perfect
I had razed
you had razed
he/she/it had razed
we had razed
you had razed
they had razed
Future
I will raze
you will raze
he/she/it will raze
we will raze
you will raze
they will raze
Future Perfect
I will have razed
you will have razed
he/she/it will have razed
we will have razed
you will have razed
they will have razed
Future Continuous
I will be razing
you will be razing
he/she/it will be razing
we will be razing
you will be razing
they will be razing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been razing
you have been razing
he/she/it has been razing
we have been razing
you have been razing
they have been razing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been razing
you will have been razing
he/she/it will have been razing
we will have been razing
you will have been razing
they will have been razing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been razing
you had been razing
he/she/it had been razing
we had been razing
you had been razing
they had been razing
Conditional
I would raze
you would raze
he/she/it would raze
we would raze
you would raze
they would raze
Past Conditional
I would have razed
you would have razed
he/she/it would have razed
we would have razed
you would have razed
they would have razed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.raze - tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
bulldoze - flatten with or as if with a bulldozer
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"

raze

verb destroy, level, remove, ruin, demolish, flatten, knock down, pull down, tear down, throw down, bulldoze Dozens of villages have been razed.

raze

verb
To pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible:
Aerospace: destruct.
Translations
يُدَمِّر تَدْميرا كامِلا
vyhladit
jævne med jorden
földig lerombol
jafna viî jörîu
sugriauti
nopostītnoslaucīt no zemes virsas
úplne zničiť
yerle bir etmek

raze

[reɪz] VT (also raze to the ground) → arrasar, asolar

raze

[ˈreɪz] vt [+ land, city, village, building] → raser
to raze sth to the ground → raser qch

raze

vtzerstören; (Mil) → schleifen; to raze something to the groundetw dem Erdboden gleichmachen

raze

[reɪz] vt (also raze to the ground) → radere al suolo

raze

(reiz) (rare) rase verb
to destroy completely, especially by fire. to raze a city to the ground.
References in classic literature ?
They would raze our cities, leaving not one stone upon another.
And for all these reasons they will be unwilling to waste their lands and raze their houses; their enmity to them will only last until the many innocent sufferers have compelled the guilty few to give satisfaction?
If I had been shut up in any place to pine and suffer, I should always hate that place and wish to burn it down, or raze it to the ground.
Forget them for a time; we shall return to them, unless Mazarin razes them to the ground.
Aref Daraghmeh, head of al-Maleh local council in the Valley, said an Israeli army force accompanied by heavy machinery broke into the area in the early morning hours, before proceeding to raze the road which serves local Bedouin Palestinians.
Munzir bin Shukr Al Zaabi, Director of the RAK Municipality, said they will raze to ground all illegal farms and houses in the emirate.
He said that around 320 building in walled city had already been declared dangerous whose owners have been asked to raze these voluntarily.
Additionally, the WVSSACDTP partnership involves the presence of Raze at WVSSAC administered athletics events.
The selectmen are seeking $300,000 to raze the Helen C.
Israel's leaders sometimes threaten Iran, but they know that if they do a damn thing, the Islamic Republic will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground," Ayatollah Khamenei stressed.
Summary: OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Plans to raze illegally built houses in mainly Arab occupied East Jerusalem have been halted to avoid having to tear down a building occupied by Jewish settlers, Israeli Army Radio said on Thursday.
ALICE COOPER AND MAN RAZE, NEWCASTLE CITY HALL IN slightly more intimate surroundings than the last time I encountered Alice Cooper at the Whitley Bay Ice Rink, Newcastle's City Hall had the pleasure of hosting the master of theatrical rock.