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Synonyms for pillage
ˈpɪl ɪdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loot, booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty money(noun)

    goods or money obtained illegally

    Synonyms:
    shekels, cabbage, dirty money, pillaging, bread, lettuce, swag, prize, sugar, wampum, kale, lucre, clams, trophy, award, gelt, dinero, scratch, boodle, dough, moolah, lolly, plundering, pelf, loot, plunder, booty, simoleons

  2. plundering, pillage, pillaging(verb)

    the act of stealing valuable things from a place

    "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"

    Synonyms:
    prize, booty, plunder, plundering, swag, loot, dirty money, pillaging

  3. plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray(verb)

    steal goods; take as spoils

    "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"

    Synonyms:
    foray, comb, disrobe, spoil, clean, discase, leach, rape, divest, violate, sack, dismantle, strip, unclothe, undress, reave, rifle, denude, uncase, denudate, strip down, despoil, go, ransack, loot, deprive, peel, plunder, bare, disinvest

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pillage(n.)

    Synonyms:
    spoliation, depredation, destruction, devastation, plundering, rapine

  2. pillage(n.)

    Synonyms:
    plunder, booty, spoil, prey

  3. pillage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    plunder, spoil, despoil, sack

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pillage(n)

    Synonyms:
    devastation, plundering, rapine, spoliation, spoil, plunder, booty, loot

  2. pillage(v)

    Synonyms:
    sack, plunder, despoil, devastate, foray

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pillage":

    looting, plundering, pillaging, plunder, loot, robbery

How to pronounce pillage?

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How to use pillage in a sentence?

  1. Suu Kyi:

    They are not free to rape, pillage and torture, they are free to go in and fight. That is in the constitution. Military matters are to be left to the army.

  2. H. L. Mencken:

    The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods.

  3. Geoffrey Duke:

    More weapons will mean more fuel to the fire, more attacks on civilians, arbitrary killings, rape, burnings and pillage.

  4. Reed Brody:

    Habre's conviction for these horrific crimes after 25 years is a huge victory for his Chadian victims, the verdict sends a powerful message that the days when tyrants could brutalize their people, pillage their treasury and escape abroad to a life of luxury are coming to an end.

  5. Fatou Bensouda:

    We believe he ordered his troops to attack, pillage, rape, persecute and kill civilians belonging to Lendu, Ngiti and other ethnic groups, we believe he recruited hundreds of children into the UPC (Union of Congolese Patriots) and used them to kill and to die in the fighting; and girl soldiers to be routinely raped.

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Translations for pillage

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  • غزاوةArabic
  • plenění, drancování, plenit, drancovatCzech
  • Plünderung, plündernGerman
  • λεηλατώ, λεηλασία, διαγούμισμα, λάφυρα, διαγουμίζω, κούρσεμα, κουρσεύω, πλιάτσικοGreek
  • saqueo, saquear, pillajeSpanish
  • rüüstamine, rüüstamaEstonian
  • ryöstäminen, ryöstää, sotasaalisFinnish
  • piller, pillageFrench
  • שלל, שדד, ביזהHebrew
  • menjarahIndonesian
  • saccheggio, bottino, saccheggiareItalian
  • 略奪品, 略奪Japanese
  • praedoLatin
  • sirojums, sirotLatvian
  • pāhua, pāhue, parakete, pāhuahuaMāori
  • butim, saque, pilhar, saquear, pilhagemPortuguese
  • prădaRomanian
  • грабёж, разграбление, награбленное добро, грабить, трофей, добыча, разбойRussian
  • plundring, plundraSwedish
  • ปล้นสะดมThai
  • çapulculuk, talan, yağmaTurkish
  • branscataedje, piyaedjeWalloon

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