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Synonyms for devastate
ˈdɛv əˌsteɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge(verb)

    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

    "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

    Synonyms:
    waste, harry, scourge, emaciate, flagellate, abandon, blow, forsake, run off, desert, neutralise, pine away, neutralize, desolate, consume, macerate, ware, depopulate, languish, liquidate, squander, ravage, do in, rot, knock off, lay waste to

  2. devastate(verb)

    overwhelm or overpower

    "He was devastated by his grief when his son died"

    Synonyms:
    ravage, scourge, lay waste to, waste, desolate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. devastate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    ravage, pillage, plunder, sack, spoil, despoil, destroy, desolate, strip, lay waste

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. devastate(v)

    Synonyms:
    desolate, sack, despoil, ravage, plunder

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "devastate":

    devastates, ravage, invades, sweep, destroy, sweeps, invade

How to pronounce devastate?

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How to say devastate in sign language?

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How to use devastate in a sentence?

  1. Monica Kerrigan:

    As Covid-19 continues to claim lives and devastate communities, the administration is knowingly moving to expand this policy, there is no excuse for this brazen disregard for people's health and rights.

  2. John McCain:

    If we're going to have a lower (defense) number than the president of the United States is proposing, we have no credibility on saying that we are committed to defending this nation -- not when every service chief, every witness before our committee says it will devastate ... our ability to defend the nation, you can't do that and claim that you care about national defense.

  3. Courteney Ross:

    Waking upthis morning to see Minneapolis on fire would be something that would devastate Floyd, he loved the city. He came here [from Houston] and stayed here for the people and the opportunities. Floyd was a gentle giant. He was about love and about peace.

  4. Kim Blaylock:

    If the perpetrators were here right now, I would just say why? why would you want to leave your child and go hurt other people, hurt your family and devastate more people, have your full life gone? It's just very sad.

  5. Phil Buchanan:

    Obviously there are a lot of other diseases that devastate peoples' lives, my hope would be that they get the resources they need for research as well.

Images & Illustrations of devastate

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