transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1832 to subject to vandalism ; damagevandalization noun

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  • vandalize — van·dal·ize / vand əl ˌīz/ vt ized, iz·ing: to subject to vandalism Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. vandalize …   Law dictionary

  • vandalize — by 1797, from VANDAL (Cf. vandal) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Vandalized; vandalizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • vandalize — (Amer.) v. purposefully destroying or damaging something that is beautiful or public property or something that belongs to someone else (also vandalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vandalize — [v] destroy annihilate, damage, deface, demolish, despoil, disfigure, impair, mar, ravage, ravish, raze, ruin, smash, spray paint, trash*, wreck; concepts 246,252 …   New thesaurus

  • vandalize — (also vandalise) ► VERB ▪ deliberately destroy or damage (property) …   English terms dictionary

  • vandalize — [van′də līz΄] vt. vandalized, vandalizing to destroy or damage (public or private property) maliciously …   English World dictionary

  • vandalize — UK [ˈvændəlaɪz] / US [ˈvænd(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms vandalize : present tense I/you/we/they vandalize he/she/it vandalizes present participle vandalizing past tense vandalized past participle vandalized to deliberately damage or… …   English dictionary

  • vandalize — /van dl uyz /, v.t., vandalized, vandalizing. to destroy or deface by vandalism: Someone vandalized the museum during the night. Also, esp. Brit., vandalise. [1790 1800; VANDAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • vandalize — Synonyms and related words: assault, attack, barbarize, batter, bring to ruin, brutalize, burn, butcher, carry on, condemn, confound, consume, damn, deal destruction, decimate, depredate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, devour, dissolve,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • vandalize — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. destroy, deface, spray paint, *trash, wreck, smash, break, disfigure, tear apart, ruin, spoil. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To injure or destroy (property) maliciously: Slang: trash. See HELP …   English dictionary for students

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