Depredate
Depredate Dep"re*date, v. i. To take plunder or prey; to commit waste; as, the troops depredated on the country. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Depredate — Dep re*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depredated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Depredating}.] [L. depraedatus, p. p. of depraedari to plunder; de + praedari to plunder, praeda plunder, prey. See {Prey}.] To subject to plunder and pillage; to despoil; to lay… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • depredate — index despoil, devastate, hold up (rob), loot, pillage, plunder, prey, steal …   Law dictionary

  • depredate — 1620s, from L. depredatus, pp. of depraedare to pillage, ravage (see DEPREDATION (Cf. depredation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • depredate — [dep′rə dāt΄] vt., vi. depredated, depredating [LL depraedatus, pp. of depraedari < L de , intens. + praedari, to plunder < praeda, booty, PREY] Rare to plunder depredator n. depredatory [dep′rə də tôr΄ē, dep′rədāt΄ər ē; di pred′ə tôr΄ē]… …   English World dictionary

  • depredate — v. (D; intr.) to depredate in (to depredate in value) * * * [ deprɪdeɪt] (D; intr.) to depredate in (to depredate in value) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • depredate — ˈdeprəˌdāt verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Late Latin depraedatus, past participle of depraedari, from Latin de + praedari to plunder more at prey transitive verb : to lay waste : prey upon : plunder …   Useful english dictionary

  • depredate — verb ( dated; dating) Etymology: Late Latin depraedatus, past participle of depraedari, from Latin de + praedari to plunder more at prey Date: 1626 transitive verb to lay waste ; plunder, ravage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • depredate — depredator, n. depredatory /dep ri day teuh ree, di pred euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /dep ri dayt /, v., depredated, depredating. v.t. 1. to plunder or lay waste to; prey upon; pillage; ravage. v.i. 2. to plunder; pillage. [1620 30; < LL… …   Universalium

  • depredate — verb a) to ransack or plunder b) to engage in plundering …   Wiktionary

  • depredate — Synonyms and related words: bring to ruin, condemn, confound, consume, damn, deal destruction, decimate, desecrate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, devour, dissolve, engorge, fleece, forage, foray, freeboot, gobble, gobble up, gut, gut… …   Moby Thesaurus

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