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Synonyms for harm
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. injury, hurt, harm, trauma(noun)

    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, impairment(noun)

    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, scathe(verb)

    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. harm(verb)

    cause or do harm to

    "These pills won't harm your system"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. harm(n.)

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

  2. harm(n.)

    Synonyms:
    evil, mischief, wrong, criminality, wickedness

  3. harm(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    injure, hurt, damage, do harm to

  4. harm(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. harm(n)

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

  2. harm(v)

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

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How to use harm in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Harry Vincent:

    I did not know that word was such a hurtful word, i do regret that one because I do realize that could have caused harm to some people.

  3. Barbara Muni:

    These are our sailors who go out in harm's way to protect our security in this part of the world, i feel I have the moral obligation to reciprocate if I could.

  4. The Teachings of Ebenezum, Volume VIII:

    A wizard cannot do everything; a fact most magicians are reticent to admit, let alone discuss with prospective clients. Still, the fact remains that there are certain objects, and people, that are, for one reason or another, completely immune to any direct magical spell. It is for this group of beings that the magician learns the subtleties of using indirect spells. It also does no harm, in dealing with these matters, to carry a large club near your person at all times.

  5. American Academy:

    As documented in prior weekly reports, it appears that severe illness due to Covid-19 is rare among children. However, there is an urgent need to collect more data on longer-term impacts of the pandemic on children, including ways the virus may harm the long-term physical health of infected children, as well as its emotional and mental health effects.


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