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damage

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of damage

  1. 1 something that causes loss or pain the collision did a great deal of damage to her car Synonyms of damage affliction, injury, detriment, harm, hurtWords Related to damage disservice, injustice, outrage, wrong; affront, dart, indignity, insult, offense (or offence); beating, crippling, mayhem, mutilation; defacement, disability, disablement, disfigurement, impairment; lesion; rupture, strain; abrasion, chafe, scrape, scratch; boo-boo, bruise, contusion, swelling, wound; bump, concussion; cut, gash, laceration; burn, scald, scar, scathe, searNear Antonyms of damage healing, recovery; cure, fix, remedy

  2. 2 damages pl  a sum of money to be paid as a punishment ordered by the court to pay $1000 in damages Synonyms of damage damages, forfeit, forfeiture, mulct, penaltyWords Related to damage reparations; assessment, award, compensation; indemnity

  3. 3 damages pl  payment to another for a loss or injury the company was forced to pay millions in damages to the permanently disabled worker Synonyms of damage damages, indemnification, indemnity, quittance, recompense, recoupment, redress, remuneration, reparation, reprisal(s), requital, restitution, satisfactionWords Related to damage punitive damage, solatium; amends, atonement, expiation; refund, reimbursement, repayment; adjustment, settlement; punishment, retaliation

  4. 4 the amount of money that is demanded as payment for something he winced when he saw the damage after the family's shopping spree Synonyms of damage ante, charge, cost, price, fee, figure, freight, price tagWords Related to damage fair market value, market value, valuation, value; asking price, list price, sticker price; price point, rate, tariff, unit price; carrying charge, overcharge, service charge (also service fee), surcharge; deduction, discount, markdown, reduction, sale; deposit; down payment; account, bill, check, invoice, tab


damage

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of damage

  1. 1 to reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of the explosion in the sewers damaged the entire city's water supply Synonyms of damage blemish, bloody, break, compromise, crab, cripple, cross (up), deface, disfigure, endamage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil, vitiate Words Related to damage deteriorate, enervate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; erode, scour, wash out, wear (away); blight, tarnish; dent, ding, dint; botch, gum (up), queer; lacerate, wound; disable, hamstring, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate, torment, torture; annihilate, bang up, bash, batter, clobber, crush, dash, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, do in, pulverize, raze, ruin, scourge, shatter, smash, tear down, total, waste, wipe out, wreck Near Antonyms of damage cure, heal, help, rectify, rehabilitate, remedy; edit, remodel, revise; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refine Antonyms of damage doctor, fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renovate, repair, revamp

  2. 2 to cause bodily damage to his knee was badly damaged in the accident, and he walked with a limp for months Synonyms of damage injure, harm, hurt, woundWords Related to damage batter, bloody, blow out, bruise, contuse, cut, gash, gore, lacerate, scald, scar, scathe, strain, tear; crease, graze, nick; cripple, hamstring, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate; abuse, aggrieve, afflict, maltreat, torment, torture; lay up; blemish, impair, mar, scrape, spoilNear Antonyms of damage cure, fix, heal, mend, remedy

Synonym Discussion of damage

injure, harm, hurt, damage, impair, mar mean to affect injuriously. injure implies the inflicting of anything detrimental to one's looks, comfort, health, or success.
    • badly injured in an accident
harm often stresses the inflicting of pain, suffering, or loss.
    • careful not to harm the animals
hurt implies inflicting a wound to the body or to the feelings.
    • hurt by their callous remarks
damage suggests injury that lowers value or impairs usefulness.
    • a table damaged in shipping
impair suggests a making less complete or efficient by deterioration or diminution.
    • years of smoking had impaired his health
mar applies to injury that spoils perfection (as of a surface) or causes disfigurement.
    • the text is marred by many typos

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