Synonyms and Antonyms of burglarize

  1. 1 to enter a house or building by force usually with illegal intent the Watergate scandal began when Republican operatives burglarized the Democratic Party's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Synonyms break in, burgleRelated Words invade, trespass; hold up, loot, plunder, rip off, rob, stick up; ransack, rifle; despoil, devastate, maraud, pillage, ravage, sack

  2. 2 to remove valuables from (a place) unlawfully before they were caught, the thieves had burglarized dozens of houses around the city Synonyms rob, burgle, knock off, knock over, rip off, steal (from), take off [slang]Related Words ransack, rifle; despoil, loot, pillage, plunder, ravish, sack, spoil, strip; bleed, break in, cheat, chisel, cozen, defraud, exploit, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, pluck, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindle; hold up, mug, roll, stick up

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