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pirate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pirate

  1. someone who engages in robbery of ships at sea <Sir Francis Drake was a British pirate who preyed on Spanish ships with the connivance of Elizabeth I> Synonyms buccaneer, corsair, freebooter, rover Related Words despoiler, looter, marauder, pillager, plunderer, raider, robber; privateer




pirate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pirate

  1. to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right <using pirated software that was subject to copyright> Synonyms arrogate, commandeer, convert, expropriate, appropriate, preempt, press, seize, take over, usurpRelated Words annex, attach, claim, confiscate, impound, repossess, sequester; assume, collar, grab, grasp, snatch, steal, wrench, wrest; despoil, loot, pillage; encroach, infringe, invade, occupy, preoccupy, trespass; embezzle, misapply, misappropriate, misuse, peculate





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