Synonyms of pillage in English:


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See Spanish definition of pillaje


1‘the abbey was pillaged’

ransack, steal from, plunder, rob, raid, loot, rifle, sack
dispossess, strip, deprive, denude, devastate, lay waste, ravage, harry, maraud
literary despoil
archaic spoil, reave, rape
rare depredate, spoliate, forage

2‘windows and columns pillaged from a more ancient town’

steal, pilfer, thieve, rob, take, snatch, purloin, loot, rifle, abscond with, carry off
informal walk away with, walk off with, run away with, run off with, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, filch, snaffle, snitch
British informal pinch, half-inch, nick, whip, knock off, nobble, bone
North American informal heist, glom
Australian informal snavel
West Indian informal tief
archaic crib, hook, reave


1‘they believed the rebellious peasants to be intent on pillage’

robbery, robbing, raiding, pillaging, plunder, plundering, looting, sacking, sack, ransacking, ravaging, laying waste, devastation, depredation, rape, harrying, marauding
literary despoiling, rapine
archaic spoliation, reaving