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Synonyms for prey

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prey, quarry, target, fair game(noun)

    a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

    "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"; "the target of a manhunt"

    Synonyms:
    object, target, quarry, fair game, target area, pit, aim, butt, mark, objective, stone pit

  2. prey, quarry(verb)

    animal hunted or caught for food

    Synonyms:
    quarry, pit, fair game, target, stone pit

  3. prey, feed(verb)

    profit from in an exploitatory manner

    "He feeds on her insecurity"

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, feed, raven, feed in, course, fertilize, feast, flow, predate

  4. raven, prey, predate(verb)

    prey on or hunt for

    "These mammals predate certain eggs"

    Synonyms:
    guttle, pig, forego, antedate, feed, forgo, raven, antecede, foredate, precede, devour, predate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prey

    Synonyms:
    spoil, booty, plunder, rapine, pillage, victim, seizure, loot

    Antonyms:
    earnings, hues, rights

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prey(n.)

    Synonyms:
    plunder (to satisfy the appetite), spoil, BOOTY, pillage, rapine, ravin

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prey(n)

    Synonyms:
    spoil, loot, plunder, booty, victim, quarry, captive, depredation, ravage, spoliation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    plagued, beset, grip, quarry, byte

How to pronounce prey?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say prey in sign language?

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How to use prey in a sentence?

  1. Jimmy Carter:

    Rosalynn and I are saddened by the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. She will always be admired for her strength of conviction and her lifelong devotion to her husband, her 'just say no' campaign prevented many young people from falling prey to the allure of drug use; and her advocacy for stem cell research raised public awareness and influenced decision makers about vital research for Alzheimer's disease. We extend our condolences to her family at this difficult time.

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbours.

  3. Nick Dulvy:

    Most sharks are important predators and therefore can play key roles in keeping ecosystems functioning. Depletion of sharks is expected to have negative effects on populations of prey species, many of which may be also be sharks, or rays.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Narcissists, however, are similar to a spider that has built a web for its prey to bring itself.

  5. Evelyn Yang:

    It was this sense of relief, of finally realizing that I wasnt alone in it, this was a serial predator and he just picked me as his prey.


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