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verb as in force, cause

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With coronavirus still wreaking havoc on the economy, social unrest scrambling consumer sentiment and marketers pressured to prove their spending is driving results, many are focusing their spending on programs happening just a few weeks out.

From Digiday

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the supply chains of companies around the world—prompting firms in 80% of sectors globally to recalibrate their operations in some fashion, according to analysts at Bank of America Global Research.

From Fortune

There’s a limit to how much news we can take in as the virus wreaks havoc on our health, economy, and social lives.

For example, researchers have documented how the sweltering waters can bleach corals and wreak havoc on kelp forests.

Keep in mind this brilliant marketing hack from McDonald’s for times when a seemingly minor customer complaint starts to wreak havoc for your business by going viral.

The mother also made a plea to the violent ones who wreak such havoc.

The Fox miniseries 24: Live Another Day saw a massive drone wreak havoc on London.

They eat more than 500 kinds of plants and could wreak havoc if released into the North American environment.

Watch the green-clad moustachioed menace wreak havoc in Mario Kart 8, blowing up Waluigi and then giving a “death stare.”

But this is nothing compared to the devastating havoc a default will probably wreak.

I am allowed to live only so long as I am a willing tool, and foolish enough to wreak their evil will upon my people.

Chaos is theirs, in which to wreak their mysterious vengeance: the den of the winds is more monstrous than that of lions.

It was one of the last acts of Gage to plan with the Admiral how to wreak vengeance on the inhabitants of both those ports.

Then she fell again to thinking of her wrongs and planning how she should wreak vengeance upon Margaret Edes.

I was lifted up and cried aloud in the joy of having someone on whom to wreak my vengeance.

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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wreak, such as: bring about, inflict, unleash, wreck, create, and effect.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.