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1. damage

verb. ['ˈdæmədʒ, ˈdæmɪdʒ'] inflict damage upon.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • blemish
  • deflower
  • frost
  • whittle away
  • smash
  • smite
  • shatter
  • change
  • eat
  • disturb
  • mutilate
  • burn
  • whittle down
  • wear away
  • bilge
  • bang up
  • hurt
  • spoil
  • eat away
  • total
  • vitiate
  • rust
  • bruise
  • flaw
  • injure
  • cut up
  • erode
  • fret
  • smash up
  • corrode
  • impair
  • mar
  • modify
  • break
  • afflict

Antonyms

  • tune
  • denazify
  • magnetise
  • naturalize

Etymology

  • damage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • damnum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Damage

  • ramage
  • gammage
  • gamage

How do you pronounce damage?

Pronounce damage as ˈdæmɪʤ.

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How do you spell damage? Is it dammage ?

A common misspelling of damage is dammage

Sentences with damage


1. Noun, singular or mass
Over time, they can cause a lot of damage to a plant.

2. Verb, base form
Clip her nails short enough but not too short that you cause damage to the nail area.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Red oak borers damage trees when larvae feed on plant bark, encircling branches and causing visible scars.

Quotes about damage


1. Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2. The lesson is, because there will be many lemons in life, to learn to make the proverbial lemonade - and be open and honest. That's the best way of doing damage control and positioning yourself for success.
- Vivek Wadhwa

3. All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.
- Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

2. damage

noun. ['ˈdæmədʒ, ˈdæmɪdʒ'] the occurrence of a change for the worse.

Synonyms

  • run
  • ravel
  • harm
  • distortion
  • deformation
  • ladder
  • impairment
  • change
  • modification
  • detriment
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • clean
  • unstring
  • stabilize
  • better

Etymology

  • damage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • damnum (Latin)

3. damage

noun. ['ˈdæmədʒ, ˈdæmɪdʒ'] the act of damaging something or someone.

Synonyms

  • defacement
  • disfigurement
  • wound
  • disfiguration
  • harm
  • change of integrity
  • impairment
  • wounding
  • scathe
  • defloration
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • damage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • damnum (Latin)

4. damage

noun. ['ˈdæmədʒ, ˈdæmɪdʒ'] loss of military equipment.

Synonyms

  • operational casualty
  • battle damage
  • casualty
  • equipment casualty
  • combat casualty

Antonyms

  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise
  • transitivize

Etymology

  • damage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • damnum (Latin)

5. damage

noun. ['ˈdæmədʒ, ˈdæmɪdʒ'] any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right.

Synonyms

  • wrong
  • injury

Antonyms

  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • damage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • damnum (Latin)

6. damage

noun. ['ˈdæmədʒ, ˈdæmɪdʒ'] the amount of money needed to purchase something.

Synonyms

  • terms
  • highway robbery
  • cash price
  • valuation
  • support level
  • selling price
  • spot price
  • cost
  • factory price
  • bid price
  • asking price
  • closing price
  • price

Antonyms

  • stiffen
  • thin
  • heat
  • discolor

Etymology

  • damage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • damnum (Latin)

7. damage

verb. ['ˈdæmədʒ, ˈdæmɪdʒ'] suffer or be susceptible to damage.

Antonyms

  • brighten

Etymology

  • damage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • damnum (Latin)
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