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Definition 1: the act of damaging something or someone - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for damage in the sense of this definition

(damage is a kind of ...) the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

(... is a kind of damage ) damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality

(... is a kind of damage ) the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something

"the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion" "he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape"

(... is a kind of damage ) the act of inflicting a wound

(... is a kind of damage ) damage inflicted by fire

(... is a kind of damage ) an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something

Definition 2: any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for damage in the sense of this definition

(damage is a kind of ...) wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted

Definition 3: the occurrence of a change for the worse - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for damage in the sense of this definition

(damage is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of damage ) a damage or loss

(... is a kind of damage ) a change for the worse

(... is a kind of damage ) a row of unravelled stitches

"she got a run in her stocking"

Definition 4: loss of military equipment - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for damage in the sense of this definition

(damage is a kind of ...) a decrease of military personnel or equipment

(... is a kind of damage ) loss of military equipment in battle

(... is a kind of damage ) loss of military equipment in field operations

(damage belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 5: the amount of money needed to purchase something - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where damage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the price of gasoline
  • he got his new car on excellent terms
  • how much is the damage?

Synonyms for damage in the sense of this definition

(damage is a kind of ...) the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor

(... is a kind of damage ) (stock market) the price at which a certain security becomes attractive to investors

(... is a kind of damage ) the current delivery price of a commodity traded in the spot market

(... is a kind of damage ) the price at which something is actually purchased

(... is a kind of damage ) an exorbitant price

"what they are asking for gas these days is highway robbery"

(... is a kind of damage ) price charged for goods picked up at the factory

(... is a kind of damage ) (stock market) the price of the last transaction completed during a day's trading session

(... is a kind of damage ) (stock market) the price at which a broker is willing to buy a certain security

(... is a kind of damage ) the price at which something is offered for sale

(... is a kind of damage ) assessed price

"the valuation of this property is much too high"

Definition 6: inflict damage upon - [verb of change]

Samples where damage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The snow damaged the roof
  • She damaged the car when she hit the tree

(damage is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of damage ) cut away in small pieces

(... is a kind of damage ) make imperfect

"nothing marred her beauty"

(... is a kind of damage ) damage or destroy

"The news of her husband's death shattered her life"

(... is a kind of damage ) destroy or injure severely

"The madman mutilates art work"

(... is a kind of damage ) remove soil or rock

"Rain eroded the terraces"

(... is a kind of damage ) cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid

"The acid corroded the metal" "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"

(... is a kind of damage ) add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective

(... is a kind of damage ) make worse or less effective

"His vision was impaired"

(... is a kind of damage ) cause damage or affect negatively

"Our business was hurt by the new competition"

(... is a kind of damage ) cause physical pain or suffering in

"afflict with the plague"

(... is a kind of damage ) damage as if by shaking or jarring

"Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!"

(... is a kind of damage ) damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure

"The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"

(... is a kind of damage ) damage beyond the point of repair

"My son totaled our new car" "the rock star totals his guitar at every concert"

(... is a kind of damage ) render inoperable or ineffective

"You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"

(... is a kind of damage ) cause to leak

"the collision bilged the vessel"

(... is a kind of damage ) damage by frost

"The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown"

(... is a kind of damage ) damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation

"The iron burnt a hole in my dress"

(... is a kind of damage ) damage or destroy as if by violence

"The teenager banged up the car of his mother"

Definition 7: suffer or be susceptible to damage - [verb of change]

Samples where damage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These fine china cups damage easily

(damage is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

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