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    Synonyms for "level"

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    The blast levelled several buildings in the area.

    Can I use "demolish, raze to the ground, flatten" in place of "level"?

    The blast demolished/flattened several buildings in the area.
    The blast razed several buildings to the ground in the area.

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    Re: Synonyms for "level"

    not a teacher

    You can use any of these terms in this context and convey more or less the same meaning.
    Of course, "raze" by itself can also mean "demolish": "The blast razed several buildings in the area" is fine.
    While "razed to the ground" is a common variation, you can probably see that your sentence using this longer form doesn't feel quite as tidy.

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