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Definition 1: the act of stealing valuable things from a place - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the plundering of the Parthenon
  • his plundering of the great authors

Synonyms for pillage in the sense of this definition

(pillage is a kind of ...) violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

(... is a kind of pillage ) the practice of plundering in gangs

(... is a kind of pillage ) the act of despoiling a country in warfare

(... is a kind of pillage ) plundering during riots or in wartime

(... is a kind of pillage ) the act of stripping and taking by force

(... is a kind of pillage ) plundering with excessive damage and destruction

(... is a kind of pillage ) an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

(... is a kind of pillage ) the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter

"the sack of Rome"

Definition 2: goods or money obtained illegally - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for pillage in the sense of this definition

(pillage is a kind of ...) property that has been stolen

(pillage is a part of ...) a share of the profits

"everyone got a cut of the earnings"

Definition 3: steal goods; take as spoils - [verb of possession]

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

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

Synonyms for pillage in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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