Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb despoil

2 senses of despoil

Sense 1
plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray -- (steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners")
       => take -- (take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill")

Sense 2
rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder -- (destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

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