harm

[ hahrm ]
/ hɑrm /

noun

physical injury or mental damage; hurt: to do him bodily harm.
moral injury; evil; wrong.

verb (used with object)

to do or cause harm to; injure; damage; hurt: to harm one's reputation.

Origin of harm

before 900; Middle English; Old English hearm; cognate with German Harm, Old Norse harmr

SYNONYMS FOR harm

ANTONYMS FOR harm

OTHER WORDS FROM harm

harm·er, nounself-harm·ing, adjectiveun·harmed, adjectiveun·harm·ing, adjective

synonym study for harm

1, 2. See damage.
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British Dictionary definitions for harmer

harm
/ (hɑːm) /

noun

physical or mental injury or damage
moral evil or wrongdoing

verb

(tr) to injure physically, morally, or mentally

Derived forms of harm

harmer, noun

Word Origin for harm

Old English hearm; related to Old Norse harmr grief, Old High German harm injury, Old Slavonic sramǔ disgrace
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Idioms and Phrases with harmer

harm

see do one wrong (harm); out of harm's way.

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