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pirate

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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pirate

verb

Synonyms of pirate (Entry 2 of 2)

to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right
  • using pirated software that was subject to copyright

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The first known use of pirate was in the 14th century

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“Pirate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pirate. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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