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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes

  1. prey

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

    Antonyms:
    earnings, hues, rights

Princeton's WordNet2.7 / 7 votes

  1. prey, quarry, target, fair gamenoun

    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, quarryverb

    animal hunted or caught for food

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

  3. prey, feedverb

    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, predateverb

    prey on or hunt for

    "These mammals predate certain eggs"

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. preynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.5 / 2 votes

  1. preynoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "prey":

    plagued, beset, grip, quarry, byte

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How to use prey in a sentence?

  1. Homeland Security report:

    The department’s CVE efforts are an attempt to protect our nation’s young people from extremists who prey upon the Millennial generation, the department must reframe the conversation to reflect this reality and design a robust program around the protection of our youth, which must include predator awareness and an understanding of radicalization. In doing so, our citizens will be better equipped for this threat.

  2. Jesse Barber:

    All animals listen — closely — for predators, prey and mates, for predators, repeatedly missing auditory opportunities can mean a season without reproduction.

  3. Kent Nerburn:

    Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and domination are synonymous with manliness.

  4. John Ruskin:

    There is hardly anything in the world that some man can't make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.

  5. Siddharth Astir:

    You will always be a victim of circumstances if you want to fall prey........... else you would be its enemy


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