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plunder

Synonyms of plunder in English:

verb

  • 1 the invaders plundered the countryside
    literary despoil
    archaic spoil, pirate, reave
    rare depredate, spoliate, forage
  • 2 millions of pounds plundered from pension funds
    steal, take illegally, purloin, seize, thieve, rob, pillage, carry off;
    make off with, misappropriate, embezzle
  • noun

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  • 1 the plunder of the villages
  • 2 the army sacked the city and carried off huge quantities of plunder
    booty, loot, stolen goods, spoils, prizes, ill-gotten gains, haul, takings, pickings
    informal , dated swag, boodle
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