Depredate vs Ravage - What's the difference?

depredate | ravage |

As verbs the difference between depredate and ravage

is that depredate is to ransack or plunder; to prey upon while ravage is to devastate or destroy something.

As a noun ravage is

grievous damage or havoc.




  • to ransack or plunder; to prey upon
  • * Francis Bacon
  • It makes the substance of the body less apt to be consumed and depredated by the spirits.
  • to engage in plundering
  • ravage



  • To devastate or destroy something.
  • To pillage or sack something, to lay waste to something.
  • To wreak destruction.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Grievous damage or havoc.
  • * Addison
  • Would one think 'twere possible for love / To make such ravage in a noble soul?
  • Depredation or devastation
  • the ravage''' of a lion; the '''ravages''' of fire or tempest; the '''ravages of an army, or of time