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Synonyms for harm
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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.7 / 3 votes

  1. harm

    Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that may damage the property and injure its sale; he may abuse it by needless defacement or neglect. It is possible to abuse a man without harming him, as when the criminal vituperates the judge; or to harm a man without abusing him, as when the witness tells the truth about the criminal. Defame, malign, rail at, revile, slander, vilify, and vituperate are used always in a bad sense. One may be justly reproached. To impose on or to victimize one is to injure him by abusing his confidence. To persecute one is to ill-treat him for opinion's sake, commonly for religious belief; to oppress is generally for political or pecuniary motives. "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy," Deut. xxiv, 14. Misemploy, misuse, and pervert are commonly applied to objects rather than to persons. A dissolute youth misemploys his time, misuses his money and opportunities, harms his associates, perverts his talents, wrongs his parents, ruins himself, abuses every good gift of God.

    Synonyms:
    abuse, aggrieve, damage, defame, defile, disparage, ill-treat, ill-use, impose on, impose upon, injure, malign, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, prostitute, rail at, ravish, reproach, revile, ruin, slander, victimize, vilify, violate, vituperate, wrong

    Antonyms:
    applaud, benefit, care for, cherish, conserve, consider, eulogize, extol, favor, laud, panegyrize, praise, protect, regard, respect, shield, sustain, tend, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 4 votes

  1. harm

    Synonyms:
    hurt, mischief, injury, detriment, damage, evil, wrong, misfortune, ill, mishap

    Antonyms:
    benefit, boon, amelioration, improvement, reparation, compensation, healing, remedy

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. injury, hurt, harm, traumanoun

    any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

    Synonyms:
    hurt, wound, injury, distress, detriment, accidental injury, psychic trauma, impairment, suffering, trauma, damage, scathe, combat injury

  2. damage, harm, impairmentnoun

    the occurrence of a change for the worse

    Synonyms:
    equipment casualty, hurt, scathe, terms, price, legal injury, injury, disability, handicap, constipation, damage, wrong, deadening, deterioration, disablement, impairment, trauma, stultification

  3. damage, harm, hurt, scatheverb

    the act of damaging something or someone

    Synonyms:
    hurt, suffering, injury, distress, detriment, price, damage, terms, legal injury, impairment, wrong, trauma, equipment casualty, scathe

  4. harmverb

    cause or do harm to

    "These pills won't harm your system"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. harmnoun

    Synonyms:
    injury, hurt, detriment, damage, prejudice, disadvantage

  2. harmnoun

    Synonyms:
    evil, mischief, wrong, criminality, wickedness

  3. harmverb

    Synonyms:
    injure, hurt, damage, do harm to

  4. harmverb

    Synonyms:
    maltreat, molest, abuse, ill-use, ill-treat

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. harmnoun

    Synonyms:
    injury, damage, detriment, scath, mischief, misfortune

  2. harmverb

    Synonyms:
    injure, hurt, damage, impair, scathe, mar, deface, abuse, misuse

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How to use harm in a sentence?

  1. Alec Ewing:

    Thanks to this solution, we expect to be able to display the dress and other treasures for a period of years without harm.

  2. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    If the country and economy were not dependent on oil revenues... could the enemy harm us with sanctions ?

  3. Joe Harding:

    The second thing is that it creates a course of action for the parent who is dealing with a school district that has decided they are going to become the parent. They’re going to take your student that has anxiety and stress and mental concerns maybe even talking about self harm and they’re going to put them in mental health and take steps to change the services at the school and protect that student from themselves but never engage with the parent. That’s just wrong so our bill seeks to remedy that.

  4. Representatives Speaker John Boehner:

    It's become clear to me this prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable harm to the institution.

  5. Shaun Austin:

    Blurring the line between advertising and editorial could harm the credibility of news brands, with little lasting impact on advertisers.


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