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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. Andrew Cuomo:

    The more we know, the more reliably we can achieve the goal of total harm minimization : the reduction of health and life lost both to the virus, and to societal collapse, to the irreducible minimum, we should proceed in stages because that enables us to adjust and refine, even as we make progress toward normalcy.

  2. Emotional McIlroy:

    To me it's kind of a non issue, I'm not really sure why he's decided to make such an issue out of it, as far as I'm concerned a number of people yelled 'fore.' He made the argument that since I hit the ball it should have came out of my mouth first and I guess I can see that. It's unfortunate it ended up the way it did. It certainly wasn't my intention to put anyone in harm's way. I had my wife in the gallery, my coaches. I'm surprised it's come to this point.

  3. Jeff DeYoung:

    Since then, my office has been contacted by countless veterans who have described the mismanagement of the program. Our veterans selflessly put themselves in harm’s way with their military working dogs, yet too many of them are now separated because of hollow promises from our government. They deserve answers, and it’s for this reason that I am requesting the House Armed Services Committee to launch a formal inquiry into the adoptions of these combat dogs. for four years I continuously tried to email this company asking about where he was.

  4. Tendai Mafuma:

    Unfortunately, this will not change overnight. (We) will have to do a lot of work in the communities to undo this harm.

  5. Detroit Police Chief James Craig:

    The suspect was heard saying prior to the instances, ‘I will not be taken without a fight,’ so he clearly expressed an intention to do harm and he clearly expressed intentions to hurt police officers.

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