depredate

Synonyms and related words:
bring to ruin, condemn, confound, consume, damn, deal destruction, decimate, desecrate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, devour, dissolve, engorge, fleece, forage, foray, freeboot, gobble, gobble up, gut, gut with fire, havoc, incinerate, lay in ruins, lay waste, loot, maraud, pillage, plunder, prey on, raid, ransack, ravage, raven, ravish, reive, rifle, ruin, ruinate, sack, shipwreck, spoil, spoliate, swallow up, sweep, throw into disorder, unleash destruction, unleash the hurricane, upheave, vandalize, vaporize, waste, wrack, wreak havoc, wreck

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Depredate — Dep re*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depredated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Depredating}.] [L. depraedatus, p. p. of depraedari to plunder; de + praedari to plunder, praeda plunder, prey. See {Prey}.] To subject to plunder and pillage; to despoil; to lay… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Depredate — Dep re*date, v. i. To take plunder or prey; to commit waste; as, the troops depredated on the country. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • depredate — index despoil, devastate, hold up (rob), loot, pillage, plunder, prey, steal …   Law dictionary

  • depredate — 1620s, from L. depredatus, pp. of depraedare to pillage, ravage (see DEPREDATION (Cf. depredation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • depredate — [dep′rə dāt΄] vt., vi. depredated, depredating [LL depraedatus, pp. of depraedari < L de , intens. + praedari, to plunder < praeda, booty, PREY] Rare to plunder depredator n. depredatory [dep′rə də tôr΄ē, dep′rədāt΄ər ē; di pred′ə tôr΄ē]… …   English World dictionary

  • depredate — v. (D; intr.) to depredate in (to depredate in value) * * * [ deprɪdeɪt] (D; intr.) to depredate in (to depredate in value) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • depredate — ˈdeprəˌdāt verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Late Latin depraedatus, past participle of depraedari, from Latin de + praedari to plunder more at prey transitive verb : to lay waste : prey upon : plunder …   Useful english dictionary

  • depredate — verb ( dated; dating) Etymology: Late Latin depraedatus, past participle of depraedari, from Latin de + praedari to plunder more at prey Date: 1626 transitive verb to lay waste ; plunder, ravage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • depredate — depredator, n. depredatory /dep ri day teuh ree, di pred euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /dep ri dayt /, v., depredated, depredating. v.t. 1. to plunder or lay waste to; prey upon; pillage; ravage. v.i. 2. to plunder; pillage. [1620 30; < LL… …   Universalium

  • depredate — verb a) to ransack or plunder b) to engage in plundering …   Wiktionary

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