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Synonyms for rob

  • bereave
  • break into
  • cheat
  • defraud
  • divest
  • hijack
  • loot
  • lose
  • mug
  • plunder
  • raid
  • ransack
  • strip
  • abscond
  • appropriate
  • burglarize
  • burgle
  • con
  • cop
  • defalcate
  • despoil
  • disinherit
  • dispossess
  • embezzle
  • filch
  • heist
  • hustle
  • liberate
  • lift
  • oust
  • peculate
  • pilfer
  • pillage
  • pinch
  • promote
  • purloin
  • relieve
  • requisition
  • rifle
  • roll
  • sack
  • scrounge
  • snitch
  • strong-arm
  • swindle
  • swipe
  • take
  • thieve
  • withhold
  • do out of
  • hold up
  • rip off
  • stick up
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Antonyms for rob

  • clothe
  • cover
  • give
  • help
  • receive
  • be honest
  • bequeath
  • condemn
  • demote
  • hold
  • hurt
  • keep
  • offer
  • protect
  • refuse
  • reject
  • release
  • return
  • stop
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROB

Would I rob Heaven and give the praise and honour to the creature?

But do you think I will rob my sister of her humble servant?

He went to Garson yesterday with a scheme to rob your house.

I—I can't have you rob this house, this particular house of all the world.

On enquiry, we learned these fellows had threatened to rob her shop.

Morella has cast me off, and I hate him, and wish to escape from him and rob him of his prize.

Constant efforts are made to get a man taken up, in order to rob him.

Mulready, in your father's pay, tries to have him arrested, the better to rob him.

Better still, if I could throw temptation in his way, and lure him on to rob me.

I cannot rob you of your maid and also be selfish enough to monopolize these rooms.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., from Old French rober "rob, steal, pillage, ransack, rape," from West Germanic *rauba "booty" (cf. Old High German roubon "to rob," roub "spoil, plunder;" Old English reafian, source of the reave in bereave), from Proto-Germanic *raubon "to rob," from PIE *reup-, *reub- "to snatch" (see rip (v.)).

To rob the cradle is attested from 1864 in reference to drafting young men in the American Civil War; by 1949 in reference to seductions or romantic relationships with younger persons. Related: Robbed; robbing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ROB

bereave

verbdeprive
  • dispossess
  • divest
  • leave
  • oust
  • rob
  • sadden
  • strip
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