depredate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To ransack; plunder.
    • To at the mercy of plunder and pillage; to despoil; to lay waste; to victim upon.
    • To ransack; plunder.
    • To at the mercy of plunder and pillage; to despoil; to lay waste; to prey upon.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to take part in plundering.
    • To simply take plunder or victim; to devote waste.
    • to take part in plundering.
    • To simply take plunder or victim; to dedicate waste.
  • verb:
    • to ransack or plunder
    • to engage in plundering
    • to ransack or plunder
    • to take part in plundering
  • others:
    • To prey upon, either by consumption or destruction, or by plunder and pillage; despoil; set waste.
    • To take plunder or victim; commit waste: as, wild animals depredate upon the corn; thieves have actually depredated on my property.
    • To prey upon, either by usage or destruction, or by plunder and pillage; despoil; lay waste.
    • To simply take plunder or prey; commit waste: because, wild animals depredate upon the corn; thieves have actually depredated to my residential property.

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