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
to engage in plundering
- It makes the substance of the body less apt to be consumed and depredated by the spirits.
To devastate or destroy something.
To pillage or sack something, to lay waste to something.
To wreak destruction.
Grievous damage or havoc.
Depredation or devastation
- Would one think 'twere possible for love / To make such ravage in a noble soul?
- the ravage''' of a lion; the '''ravages''' of fire or tempest; the '''ravages of an army, or of time