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pillage

pil·lage

pillage

 
 
pronunciation:
pI lihj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pillaged, pillages, pillaging
definition 1: to openly and forcefully seize goods from, as during a war; plunder.
The conquerors pillaged the farms and villages.
synonyms:
despoil, loot, plunder, sack
similar words:
harry, maraud, raid, ransack, rifle, strip
definition 2: to seize as plunder or spoils of war.
The invaders pillaged the gold from the temples.
synonyms:
plunder
similar words:
forage, liberate, loot, sack, steal
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to seize plunder or spoils of war.
The soldiers pillaged as they made their way to the sea.
synonyms:
loot, plunder
similar words:
harry, maraud, prey, raid
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act of seizing plunder or spoils of war, or that which is seized.
The pillage of the city was never forgotten.The vikings returned to their ships with their pillage.
synonyms:
loot, plunder, sack
similar words:
booty, capture, depredation, forage, seizure, spoils
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derivation: pillager (n.)