Ravage synonyms

răv'ĭj
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Pillage is defined as to take something by force.
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To violently strip (someone), with indirect object of their possessions etc.; to rob.
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To print more copies of (a given work) than ordered
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To lay waste; make desolate; ravage; destroy
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To break apart the structure of, render physically unusable, or cause to cease to exist as a distinguishable physical entity:
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To completely destroy, especially of a geographical area or region.
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To sack is a slang term that is defined as to fire someone from their job.
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To forsake; abandon
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To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on.
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To wear away by degrees; to impair gradually; to diminish by constant loss; to use up; to consume; to spend; to wear out.
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To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
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To make less organized; to reduce to chaos.
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To tear down or break apart the structure of; raze.
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The definition of annihilate means to completely destroy.
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To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action:
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To affect deeply in mind or emotion:
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) Of a school, to close for the holidays at the end of term.
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To make (something) lower (especially of clothes).
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With a sudden violent crash.
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To cause the destruction or ruin of; destroy:
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(Ergative) To (cause to) separate and go in different directions; to disperse.
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cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
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To kill all of a population, usually deliberate and especially applied to pests.
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To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
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(Often reflexive) To lie flat or facedown.
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To beat down with the feet so as to crush, bruise, or destroy; tramp on.
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cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
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To strip of covering or clothing.
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cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
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(Idiomatic) To overwhelm someone emotionally; sweep someone off their feet.
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To tear down completely; level to the ground; demolish
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Ruin is defined as to break or destroy something.
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To remove equipment, furnishings, or accessories from:
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The definition of impair is to hinder or weaken something.
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To impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.
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To destroy completely.
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To overindulge so as to cause to demand or expect too much
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Ransack is defined as to search through carefully and completely, or search for something to steal.
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(Intransitive) To move about in roving fashion looking for plunder.
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To distort or change the true meaning, purpose, use, etc. of; pervert; twist
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To have a wearing or harmful influence; weigh heavily
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Forage is defined as to feed or to search for something, especially food.
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To overwhelm or oppress severely:
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To scour (an area or place) for food, treasure, booty etc.
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To commit a sexual assault on; often, specif., to rape (a woman)
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In common law, the felony of a man having illegal sexual intercourse with a woman other than his wife, by force or with threat of violence and against her will; unlawful sexual act with an unwilling other, and usually involving threat of violence. to commit the act of forcible sexual intercourse.
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(--- popularly) To steal something from in any way, as by embezzlement or burglary
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To raid is to take something quickly and stealthily or to launch a surprise attack or surprise visit.
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To act as a pirate; practice piracy.
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To stick or jam, esp. because of excessive heat or friction
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(Obsolete) To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob.
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To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation.
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To extract essential or major parts of:
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(Video games) to examine the corpse of a fallen enemy for loot.
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To develop in magnitude or extent:
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The definition of improve is to make something or someone better, or to become better.
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To bring or restore to a normal or optimal state of health, constructive activity, etc. by medical treatment and physical or psychological therapy
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The act of stripping off covering, or removing the surface; a making bare.
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The stripping or falling off of plumes or feathers.
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The act of despoiling or the condition of being despoiled.
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A devastating or being devastated; destruction; desolation
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The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
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(Dial.) Personal belongings or household furnishings
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The act of seizing and carrying off by force others' property; plunder; pillage
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(Uncountable) Cheap rough cloth such as would be used to make bags (sacks).
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Robbery or plunder in times of war; especially, the authorized act or practice of plundering neutrals at sea.
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To stunt the growth of.
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To separate from one's roots or ties, esp. ethnic or national ones
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To devour is to eat or consume something very quickly.
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To destroy completely; to annihilate.
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To cause havoc.
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To reduce to poverty; make poor.
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To strike with a scourge, to flog.
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To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
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(Sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
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(Rare) To plunder
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Harrow is defined as to draw a tool over soil to break up dirt or weeds, or to bother, harass or stress.
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To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war
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To offer in good faith; pledge:
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Synonym Study

  • Despoil also implies the stripping of valuables but is typically used with reference to buildings, institutions, regions, etc.
  • Sack and pillage both specifically suggest violent destruction and plunder by an invading or conquering army, sack implying the total stripping of all valuables in a city or town
  • Plunder refers to the forcible taking of loot by an invading or conquering army
  • Devastate stresses the total ruin and desolation resulting from ravaging
  • Ravage implies violent destruction, usually in a series of depredations or over an extended period of time, as by an army, plague, or natural disaster
Find another word for ravage. In this page you can discover 92 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ravage, like: pillage, despoil, overrun, devastate, destroy, lay-waste, sack, desolate, wreck, waste and disrupt.