verb (used with object), dep·re·dat·ed, dep·re·dat·ing.
verb (used without object), dep·re·dat·ed, dep·re·dat·ing.
- depressed area
Origin of depredate
Examples from the Web for depredate
But the most valuable of the members of the band of friends of the Jameses are those who never go abroad to depredate.Life and adventures of Frank and Jesse James|J. A. Dacus
Col. Bush asked if this man Blackman, who took out a commission in order to depredate and plunder, is still living?Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson|John McElroy
Continuing, he charged the general with inciting his employés to depredate on the fences and fields.
I have been told that superstitious thieves hang veils or kerchiefs before the picture in rooms where they depredate.Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life|Thomas Wallace Knox
Word Origin for depredate
1620s, from Latin depredatus, past participle of depraedare "to pillage, ravage" (see depredation).