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synonyms for despoil

  • denude
  • depopulate
  • deprive
  • desecrate
  • desolate
  • devastate
  • devour
  • dispossess
  • divest
  • loot
  • maraud
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • raid
  • rifle
  • rob
  • sack
  • spoil
  • strip
  • vandalize
  • waste
  • wreck
  • depredate
  • spoliate
  • wreak havoc
See also synonyms for: despoiled / despoiler / despoiling / despoilment
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antonyms for despoil

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  • build
  • clothe
  • construct
  • cover
  • create
  • give
  • guard
  • help
  • improve
  • offer
  • protect
  • receive
  • save
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How to use despoil in a sentence

Still, I did not relinquish my pious purpose to despoil that public treasury Egyptian quoted heretofore.
THE ONLOOKER, VOLUME 1, PART 2VARIOUS
Time was precious; he therefore hastened to despoil his victim, in whose vestments he clothed himself.
THE GUIDE OF THE DESERTGUSTAVE AIMARD
This was when, at some moment of leisure, he contrived to find time to despoil himself of his exuvia.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, NO. 472VARIOUS
His name is used to bamboozle the people, to despoil them, and to make them patient asses under their burdens.
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
Even in times of war, neither Jew nor Mohammedan ventures to despoil and profane the sepulchre of Ezekiel.
EARLY TRAVELS IN PALESTINEARCULF ET AL.
Thy race conquered our people, and in rising against thine we did but despoil the despoiler.
TALES FROM THE LANDS OF NUTS AND GRAPESCHARLES SELLERS AND OTHERS
In this case, they will surely at some time come round, if but to despoil the kelp-bed of its shell-fish treasures.
THE LAND OF FIREMAYNE REID
Nobody remained to despoil but the tiers tat and revolutionary proprietors.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NO. 411, JANUARY 1850VARIOUS
The old branching apple tree gives us oceans of bloom in the spring, and we are allowed to despoil it as it seldom fruits.
HELEN GRANT'S SCHOOLDAYSAMANDA M. DOUGLAS
He hunted in vain for another Mexico City to conquer and despoil.
COLORADO--THE BRIGHT ROMANCE OF AMERICAN HISTORYF. C. GRABLE
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