What is another word for plunders?

Pronunciation: [plˈʌndəz] (IPA)

Plunders, also known as loot, raid, ransack, pillage, or despoil, refers to the act of stealing or laying waste to a place or people. Other synonyms for plunders include booty, spoils, haul, seizure, and appropriation. These words all convey the idea of taking by force or violence, and are often used to describe acts of aggression in war or other conflicts. They can also be used in a more figurative sense to describe the act of taking advantage of someone or something for personal gain. Regardless of the context, all synonyms for plunders paint a picture of destructive behavior, as well as the consequences that come with it.

What are the hypernyms for Plunders?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Plunders

Some rascal gets together a gang, and seizes the government and plunders its revenue.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
Upton Sinclair
I think, ef there is any human critter on arth who is meaner than another, it is the one who plunders the people, all the while purtending to be a patriot.
"Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia"
Seba Smith
If that were all, we might be able to put up with it, but the high-handed, arrogant city, in order to increase its benefits and extravagance, continually plunders and destroys the forests in these other areas as well.
"Down-with-the-Cities"
Nakashima, Tadashi

Famous quotes with Plunders

  • It is well-known what a middleman is he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.
    Benjamin Disraeli
  • Tradition is not, as post-modernists maintain, a library or museum the artist plunders. It is the endless conversation between the living and the dead. Young artists enter into this conversation passionately — not merely intellectually, though study and analysis play a part. They live and breathe it. Tradition is not a public building. It is a love affair.
    Dana Gioia

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