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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 of pirate buccaneer, corsair, freebooter, rover Words Related to pirate 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 of pirate arrogate, commandeer, convert, expropriate, appropriate, preempt, press, seize, take over, usurpWords Related to pirate 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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