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Synonyms for harm
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. harm

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  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. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown:

    The penalties in the federal system need to be much more conveyed to people to discourage this idea that this is a harmless, mostly clerical administrative violation of the federal system, it is blood money. You are getting the guns... to someone that will harm someone.

  2. Tom Neltner:

    A chemical is not allowed in food unless there is a reasonable certainty it will cause no harm, we don’t think the FDA can say there is a reasonable certainty of no harm.

  3. State Mike Pompeo:

    It is always the case at the Department of State that we do everything we can to ensure that our officers, not only our ambassadors but our entire team, has the security level that's appropriate, we do our best to make sure that no harm will come to anyone, whether that was what was going on in our embassy in Baghdad last week or the work that was going on in Kyiv up and through the spring of last year when Ambassador Yovanovitch was there, and in our embassy in Kyiv even today.

  4. Laura Palumbo:

    All too often our society, criminal legal system, and private institutions fail to hold those who commit sexual harassment, assault, and abuse accountable, whenever sexual harassment and abuse are not taken seriously and handled with impunity, this contributes to the cycle of future harm.

  5. Abbas Shoman:

    It's the utmost kind of manic harm for the future of those people enamoured with this game, searching for Pokemon through the streets ... like drunkards.


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