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Synonyms for plunder
ˈplʌn dərplun·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loot, booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty moneyverb

    goods or money obtained illegally

    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, booty, simoleons, pillage

  2. loot, plunderverb

    take illegally; of intellectual property

    "This writer plundered from famous authors"

    violate, rifle, foray, ransack, spoil, sack, loot, despoil, strip, rape, pillage, reave

  3. sack, plunderverb

    plunder (a town) after capture

    "the barbarians sacked Rome"

    ransack, send away, spoil, violate, foray, pillage, reave, give notice, sack, sack up, clear, give the sack, force out, rifle, dismiss, displace, can, rape, despoil, strip, net, loot, terminate, give the axe, fire

  4. plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, forayverb

    steal goods; take as spoils

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

    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, bare, pillage, disinvest

  5. rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunderverb

    destroy and strip of its possession

    "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

    baffle, pamper, frustrate, scotch, botch, foray, bilk, dishonour, itch, bungle, rifle, ravish, muck up, dishonor, mishandle, bumble, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, screw up, pillage, transgress, fumble, vitiate, flub, rape, baby, impair, ball up, featherbed, bollocks up, loot, break, desecrate, despoil, bodge, mess up, sack, deflower, offend, thwart, louse up, breach, go against, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, violate, infract, strip, outrage, cocker, foul up, ransack, cross, fluff, assault, mollycoddle, bobble, profane, reave, coddle, bollix up, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bollocks

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. plunderverb

    pillage, spoil, despoil, rob, rifle, sack, ravage, fleece, strip, lay waste

  2. plundernoun

    rapine, booty, spoil, pillage, prey

  3. plundernoun

    [Southern and Western U. S.] baggage, luggage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. plundernoun

    booty, spoil, loot, pillage, robbery

  2. plunderverb

    pillage, loot, rob

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "plunder":

    looting, plundering, pillage, pillaging, loot, looted, depredation, booty

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How to use plunder in a sentence?

  1. Laksheish M Patel:

    It is intraday clossing session time and like everyday SBICap broker has made its trading platform pages unresponsive. It is all deliberate done to plunder

  2. Sean Keegan:

    This new law will precipitate an environmental crisis by opening the flood gates to unfettered commercialization by wealthy and well-connected offshore investors who will plunder what is left of this fragile paradise.

  3. Horace:

    The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    The liberal idea presupposes that nothing needs to be done. The migrants can kill, plunder and rape with impunity because their rights as migrants must be protected. What rights are these? Every crime must have its punishment, so, the liberal idea has become obsolete. It has come into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    [A]s all history informs us, there has been in every State & Kingdom a constant kind of warfare between the governing & governed: the one striving to obtain more for its support, and the other to pay less. And this has alone occasioned great convulsions, actual civil wars, ending either in dethroning of the Princes, or enslaving of the people. Generally indeed the ruling power carries its point, the revenues of princes constantly increasing, and we see that they are never satisfied, but always in want of more. The more the people are discontented with the oppression of taxes; the greater need the prince has of money to distribute among his partisans and pay the troops that are to suppress all resistance, and enable him to plunder at pleasure. There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh, get first all the peoples money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants for ever ...

Translations for plunder

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  • نهبArabic
  • lup, vyplenit, kořist, loupitCzech
  • Raubgut, ausplündern, ausbeuten, Beute, Plünderung, plündernGerman
  • λεία, λεηλατώ, κούρσεμα, λεηλασία, διαγούμισμα, κουρσεύω, καταληστεύω, πλιάτσικο, λαφυραγώγηση, λάφυρα, πλιατσικολογώ, διαγουμίζω, λαφυραγωγώGreek
  • saquear, botín, saqueoSpanish
  • ryöstö, ryöstösaalis, ryöstääFinnish
  • piller, pillageFrench
  • creachScottish Gaelic
  • fosztogat, kifoszt, kirabol, zsákmányHungarian
  • ավար, թալանArmenian
  • menjarahIndonesian
  • rapinare, razziare, predare, bottino, saccheggio, fare man bassa, fare piazza pulita, depredare, saccheggiare, saccoItalian
  • 略奪Japanese
  • praedoLatin
  • tūkuku, mūrei, hui, whakarekereke, pāhue, pāhuahua, pāhuaMāori
  • plyndre, plyndring, bytteNorwegian
  • plunderen, leegroven, roven, plunderbuit, opgebruiken, plundering, brandschatting, brandschatten, buit, uitputtenDutch
  • bytte, plyndre, plyndringNorwegian Nynorsk
  • plyndringNorwegian
  • saquear, pilhar, butim, saque, pilhagemPortuguese
  • pradăRomanian
  • грабёж, грабить, разграбление, трофей, награбленное добро, добычаRussian
  • плен, плијенSerbo-Croatian
  • plundra, plundringSwedish
  • piyî, haper, branscater, forsipoujhîWalloon

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