Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pirate

3 senses of pirate

Sense 1
plagiarist, plagiarizer, plagiariser, literary pirate, pirate -- (someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own)
       => thief, stealer -- (a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it)

Sense 2
pirate, buccaneer, sea robber, sea rover -- (someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation)
       => plunderer, pillager, looter, spoiler, despoiler, raider, freebooter -- (someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war))

Sense 3
pirate, pirate ship -- (a ship that is manned by pirates)
       => ship -- (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)

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

2 senses of pirate

Sense 1
pirate -- (copy illegally; of published material)
       => steal -- (take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation")

Sense 2
commandeer, hijack, highjack, pirate -- (take arbitrarily or by force; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami")
       => seize -- (take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages")

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