verb (used with object), dep·re·dat·ed, dep·re·dat·ing.
verb (used without object), dep·re·dat·ed, dep·re·dat·ing.
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Origin of depredate
OTHER WORDS FROM depredatedep·re·da·tor, noundep·re·da·to·ry [dep-ri-dey-tuh-ree, dih-pred-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈdɛp rɪˌdeɪ tə ri, dɪˈprɛd əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Example sentences 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
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
Continuing, he charged the general with inciting his employés to depredate on the fences and fields.
Chickens depredate warily about the doorsteps, and intent pigs emerge for plunder from the alleys.Last Words|Stephen Crane
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