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Definition 1: destroy and strip of its possession - [verb of contact]

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

  • The soldiers raped the beautiful country

Synonyms for despoil in the sense of this definition

(despoil is a kind of ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"

Definition 2: steal goods; take as spoils - [verb of possession]

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

  • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

Synonyms for despoil in the sense of this definition

(despoil is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

(... is a kind of despoil ) strip of honors, possessions, or attributes

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