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synonyms for depredation

  • wasting
  • burglary
  • crime
  • desecration
  • desolation
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • rapine
  • ravaging
  • robbery
  • sacking
  • spoliation
  • stealing
  • theft
  • despoiling
  • laying waste
  • marauding

antonyms for depredation

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  • boon
  • construction
  • goodness
  • miracle
  • wonder
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How to use depredation in a sentence

In his speech, he mentioned the Yosemite precedent and argued that federal control of Yellowstone would not tread on settler rights—rather, it would preserve the remarkable features of this region and protect them from depredations.
THE BIG BUSINESS POLITICS BEHIND THE FORMATION OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKMEGAN KATE NELSONMARCH 1, 2022TIME
Human-bear conflicts, which include anything from property damage, human food raids, livestock depredation, and, yes, attacks, increase in areas where bears are expanding their range, says van Manen.
BEAR ATTACK FATALITIES ARE UP THIS YEAR. IS IT A TREND, OR JUST A COINCIDENCE?SYADRONAUGUST 1, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
The only other predator found was raccoons, which made up for 22 to 28 percent of nest depredation.
FOUR WILD ANIMALS THAT ARE THRIVING IN CITIESBY RYAN CHELIUS/OUTDOOR LIFEFEBRUARY 9, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The force thus put together was, however, calculated only for depredation, and never became equal to any essential service.
THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
The manner in which the burglary was effected leaves little doubt that the depredation was committed by the same gang of thieves.
THE KING'S POSTR. C. TOMBS
Luther proposes remedies for all these evils, and energetically arouses the German nobility to put an end to Roman depredation.
HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY, VOL 2J. H. MERLE D'AUBIGN
Were gentlemen willing to submit to this: to raise the embargo, and subject our trade to this depredation?
ABRIDGEMENT OF THE DEBATES OF CONGRESS, FROM 1789 TO 1856 (4 OF 16 VOL.)VARIOUS
Are they prepared to say the embargo shall be raised, while our commerce is subjected to this kind of depredation?
ABRIDGEMENT OF THE DEBATES OF CONGRESS, FROM 1789 TO 1856 (4 OF 16 VOL.)VARIOUS
Of these, at least half were in active depredation all over the section.
CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION IN ALABAMAWALTER L. FLEMING
I was an apt scholar, and returned to the bosom of society, an adept in the science of polished depredation.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, VOL. 13, NO. 361, SUPPLEMENTARY ISSUE (1829)VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO DEPREDATION

  • depredation
  • destruction
  • pillage
  • piracy
  • theft
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